Do females lay eggs


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Aug 6, 2014
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Northern California, bay area
How can I stop them from getting egg bound and what age do they start?
I am unsure of how to keep a tortoise from becoming egg bound @Tom would probably know.
Tortoises become sexually mature when they reach a certain size instead of age. I noticed my females start laying when they are atleast 6 inches long. Some traits I’ve seen on mature female Russians are, curved back nails, a larger gap in there shell where their tail is, and a broader head.