What is baby turtle called?

Baby Turtle

A baby turtle is called a hatchling,while hatchling is most often used for a young bird, tadpoles, newts and new born baby turtles.A group of hatchlings are called a bale or flotilla.

When does hatchling make their way to water?


The baby turtles stay in the nest for several days before making their way to the water. The sea turtle life cycle begins when a female lays its eggs on a nesting beach. After around six weeks to two months, depending on the species, a small little hatchling makes its way to the surface of the sand and heads to the sea water, escaping every predator that you can think of.

How to take care of Baby Turtle

Baby Turtle

Here are some guidelines on how to take care of a baby turtle.

Feed your turtle daily and suitably, however be aware that newly hatched turtles may not eat for a week or more.
Make sure to put their food in the water.
Give feed to baby turtle in a separate container.
Baby Turtles Should Always be Kept Warm
Offer a variety of foods to hatchlings.

Temperature-dependent sex determination for sea turtle


Gender is determined during fertilization in almost all the species, however, the sex of most turtles is determined after fertilization. In turtles the temperature of the developing eggs is the key factor that decides whether the offspring will be male or female. This is called Temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD).

Temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) is a type of environmental sex determination in which the temperatures experienced during embryonic development determine the sex of the offspring.

The temperature affects eggs at which they are incubated during the embryonic development. This is the most sensitive period which is known as thermosensitive period (TSP).

Due to rising temperature globally many scientists have predicted that it will cause warmer sand, causing more female than male baby turtles.