Turtles are adorable reptiles that are falling prey to human activities. Also, do you know that global warming is leading to more number of female births in baby turtles? Here’s a list of facts and information about baby turtles.
1. A female 22 can lay 150 to 200 eggs at a time. The female tortoise buries the eggs in the sand and leaves towards the beach.
2. Newly hatched Turtles do not have any sex chromosomes. The sex of the Turtles is determined by the temperature of the nest.
3. The warmer the temperature the higher is the chance of a female Turtle. The colder the temperature the higher is the chance of a male Turtle. The temperatures in between lead to the birth of Turtles that have sex in between male and females
4. Depending upon the breed of The Turtle it usually takes 50 to 70 days for the eggs to hatch.
5. The hatching from the egg takes pretty much all of the baby Turtles energy. this is why the Turtles rest in the nest for some time and eat the Yolk attached to the egg.
6. The very first Instinct of the baby turtle is to go towards the Sea. they go towards the sea once they’re rested and strong enough.
7. Once the Turtles reach the sea they begin “Swimming Frenzy”.
8. Swimming Frenzy is a process in which the Turtles develop the strength by swimming continuously
9. They will stay in the swimming in the state until 24 to 48 hours or until they develop the strength to swim in bigger waters.
More Fascinating Facts About Baby Turtles
1. Most of the baby Turtles die before they reach adulthood. it is estimated that only one out of 1000 baby Turtles survive.
2. The diet of the baby Turtles includes jellyfish, Seaweed, mollusks, Crustaceans and fish eggs.
3. Baby Turtles can fall prey to raccoons, dogs, cats or crabs.
4. Once the baby Turtles enter the sea they are not seen again on the beach until they reach the Juvenile age. These years, while the baby turtle is lost, are known as ‘lost years’.