Mating Help Please

jd23821

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Hi I have 3 Russian tortoises 2 female and a male. My male has been going after the larger female for mating purposes. I was wondering if she is pregnant how long till she lays the eggs? And should I keep the male away from the female. It's been a few days since he has been "frisky" and normally doesn't bother her but I have been reading that they shouldn't be housed together but mine have been for over a year with no issues.
Thanks for any help
Jamie
 

Yvonne G

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Generally speaking, female tortoises lay their eggs in the spring so they will hatch in the fall. Your tortoise probably won't be digging a nest until next year.
 

Yellow Turtle01

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Two females are good. You male will evenly spread his attention. However, if your torts successfully mate, do you really want all those eggs? Russians can lay several clutches in a seaon, each containing 1-4 eggs!
 

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It took about a month for my female to lay an egg after she was impregnated. Just laid an egg today.
 

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