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3 years old sulcata mating ???? PICS

chaloman

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Hello
I have two sulcatas that are almost 3 years old, they are about 12 inches , i went to their pens and found them like this.. I tought that sulcatas mate until they are older and biger, these are my first sulcata pair i dont know much about sulcatas, i have raised them the humid way and i guess thats why they dont have pyramid shells.
Is this behavior normal ?

Can they actually mate ? Or is he just playing around ? I actually saw the tail of the male going under the shell of the female, i didnt even know that the male was a male !

Can they actually lay eggs this small ?


I just want to know if this is ok for a 3 yrs sulcata , or if i should put them in diferent pens.

I would appreciate any advise.
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Yellow Turtle01

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I agree with Alaskamike, but it can also be aggression. Do you know their genders?
 

chaloman

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I agree with Alaskamike, but it can also be aggression. Do you know their genders?

Well not really but the one in the top has a very long tail and concave plastorn, i assume he is a male, he was actually putting the tail under the shell of the one tortoise in the bottom , thats why i tought they were mating. The one in the botton has a very short tail and flat plastorn.
 
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