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#1 littlemiss

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:58 AM

Hello everyone! So today the sun is out and my tortoises have decided it would be nice to indulge in a little... erm... love making! They've never done this before but there is no mistaking what it was!! Lol

So I'm hoping someone can confirm that both tortoises are the same gender so that I don't need to separate them! How do I check???

#2 littlemiss

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 12:02 PM

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 12:49 PM

Do you have pics with tails extended rather than being tucked to the side, showing cloacal openings. How old are they and what weight?

#4 littlemiss

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 01:01 PM


Here is tortoise number 1. They are both 5 years old. I'll have to check current weight. I last weighed them last month coming out of hibernation.

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#5 littlemiss

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 01:13 PM

Here is tortoise number 2.

They weighed 202g and 212g last month. Tortoise number 2 is the heavier one but is smaller to look at. Always has been that way :)

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#6 littlemiss

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:43 PM

Any ideas? Or are they too young to tell still?

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:54 PM

They are looking female, probably just a dominance behaviour.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 11:50 AM

Ok thank you. So no need to separate at this stage then!

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 12:36 PM

I never separate until things get impossible. Nine times out of ten, once domimance is established, they usually settle.




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