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Having more than one sulcata hatchling together. Opinions?

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Bkelly, Jul 7, 2015.

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  1. Bkelly

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    Hi everyone. So I now have two hatchling sulcatas. I just got a new one and is 3 months old and my other one I have had is about 6 months old. Is it okay to put them both in the same enclosure together?
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    Even at that age and size, with tons of food, oversized humid hide, and soaking dish, you will still have dominance issues. I say split them up. My opinion.
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    I agree with the above. It's not worth risking ones health. They are just happier alone.
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    Okay thank you for the advice I appreciate it!
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    If you don't have the room, maybe give one to a friend and let them get hooked, too.
    I did that to my brother years ago.......
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    Groups are usually fine. Pairs are usually not fine.

    The signs can be subtle, but the chronic stress can have long lasting effects on them. They do not want to share an enclosure. Best to house them separately.
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