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#1 Maria


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:29 AM

Ok, just walked in on my babies having it off......
Now guy said the were both male, but I'm not convinced as underside of shell is different, slightly.
The are only about a year and half, poss two. What age do they become sexually active

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:11 AM

It all depends on their size and weight really.... not age. You'll find that one tortoise will display dominance over the other by "mounting them". This can happen whether they be male or female. Normally at a year and a half-two years old they'll be too young to sex 100%.

If you post a picture of their plastrons we may be able to help. :)

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:39 PM

Hi Maria,
Until last summer I thought my July 07 babies were possibly one male, and one definate girl, and then suddenly Bailey grew his man tail, I went to collect them for a bath and apologised to Boo for getting them muddled and then realised he had grown one too! :rolleyes:
Both were 4 before I knew for sure.

Paula x

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:14 PM

Too young for that sort of thing, unless they are really big torts.

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