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#1 Guest_kelly234_*

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 03:19 PM

i have got 4 hermann tortoise 3 girls and a boy they are between 4 and 5 inches long i was told it would not be long and they would be breeding but i thought a 4 they still be to young but i was told that it not the age of these but there size as anyone heard of this before

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 04:04 PM

they reach sexualy maturity at age 10+ in most cases

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 04:06 PM

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 13-05-07 AT 04:12 PM (GMT)]ok thanks i though 4 was a bit young but has anyone had hermanns breeding at a young age younger than ten if so what age were they and what were there sizes

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 04:13 PM

my hermann is 6 years old and all he does is expose himself to my mum lol

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 04:26 PM

ok thanks for the info

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 04:30 PM

Hi, I think generally 10+ is the best time to start, Archie is 9 (10 in august) she has layed a couple of batches of eggs but the previous ones didnt come to anything, possibly because she was too young?
The size of the tort does matter, those eggs are pretty big!!

The woest thing you can do is try and rush them into it as it could cause problems for the poor girl! You wouldnt rush a child to have a baby its the same with torts, they have to be mature enough!

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 06:32 PM

ok thanks for that advice taken on boards i don,t want to rush into breeding them i was woundering as i dont want to cause any undue stress i love all of them loads and would not like to see them poorly for any reason

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