Male red foot "sex problem "

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guille24

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Does anyone have An idea For how long is my male red foot tortoise (sold as a cherry head found it wasn't ) going to try to mate with everything it finds ? It's been a while now ! Lol he just don't stop I feel bad for him ,, ( I have a female red foot (sold as a cherry head ) got them from petco about 4 to 5 years ago , still too small to mate but he keeps on trying to mate with her , should I just separate them permanently ??


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The only input I can give is that tortoises do not do well in pairs. I think it would be better to keep them apart until they are ready to breed. :)

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I agree. If he is always pestering her, it could cause her to become withdrawn and ill. Yet, you could use this too buy another female:D. If you have them in a very large enclosure, maybe set up some more sight barriers where she can get away and hide from him. If that doesn't help, separate them.
 

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I separate them about a week ago and the male was trying to mate with everything he stop for a day or two and I put the female back in the enclosure and he started to do it again , i guess I'm going to have to separate them again :/
 

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Get him a few river rocks appropriate for his size....and give them a name----he will be happy working the crowd :p
 

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Lol ! Good idea I should do that before he gets tired of doing it with his food and water dishes !
 

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Ok, yeah you're right not ready to breed. The earliest I've heard female cherries laying at is 8 inches, and the male will only be ready at around 9 inches.
 

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I'm just hoping he stops trying to mate with everything I feel bad for the poor little guy lol
 

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I agree with the previous statement - Find a large river rock, paint it up in redfoot-shell fashion, and let him have at it :D
I think both parties will be happier for it :tort:
 

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My Tyrone does the samething... He will even dig a hole and go at it! I bought a fake resin turtle statue and thought that would do the trick ......he attacked it !,
Good luck!
 

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Lol!!! That's a good idea I might have to buy one too !!
 

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GOT BRAWNY?





Remember all this fun comes with a chore....:p
 

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My, oh my... Lmao about the river rocks...! Hee! I hope my Mook is a boy... I think the humping deal will be somewhat amusing... I had a female chameleon get egg bound yrs ago, & I'm kinda leery on female reptiles now... Do I want a humper, or a possible egg bound girl... Lol. I'll take either, really. As I'm attached to Mookie, but I really hope for a boy... These kind of posted are amusing.. but good luck figuring out your boy issue! Lol!

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N2torts! Great picture lol !!!


*Misskerrimoo* the first times my male red foot tortoise did it Was funny now I feel bad for my poo little guy lol
 
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