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3 years old sulcata mating ???? PICS

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  1. chaloman

    chaloman New Member 5 Year Member

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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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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    This is not actual breeding, Gonzalo, it is aggression.
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    parrotlady Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Time to create more enclosures, before the more timid one gets hurt.
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    russian/sulcata/tortoise Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    amazing looking torts!! they are to young to mate just aggression and domination. if i were you i would separate them.
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    I know folks are saying they are too young to mate. But with torts - size, not age, matters. 12 " is about age sex can be determined.
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    I agree with Alaskamike, but it can also be aggression. Do you know their genders?
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    chaloman New Member 5 Year Member

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    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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    Yellow Turtle01 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I guess it could be either! How big is their yard?
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