Maybe adopting another sulcata??

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Tony the tank

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Well I have a friend who wants to give me his female sulcata .. It's about 4 old 12" and 15lbs.. I'm interested but wanted to see if it would be an issue with my 9 yr old male sulcata..

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I'm thinking about buying a little female myself, just can't make up my mind... I really shouldn't... but I want too... grr. Maybe this thread will help me as well.
 

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male and female pairs of sulcatas rarely get along,males love to mate and will often chase the female forever, often times damaging it in the process. If you take it,either have lots of space or be prepared to separate the poor girl, when the male shows an interest in her.
 

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Tony the tank said:
Would he try to mate with such a small female??
Yes he would most likely, they love to mate, if there is a female nearby the blood gets pumping.
 

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that's exactly what bothers me.
 

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I would be afraid with any major size difference the female may also get hurt. Can you do two enclosures?
 

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Males can be relentless. Scooter tried to breed any other tortoise he could by the time he was 3-4 years old.
 
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