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Please help my identify my new tortoises species

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Angel pineda, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Angel pineda

    Angel pineda New Member

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    I have two new tortoises from my boyfriend's uncle because they do not have time to care for them anymore, I was wondering if any of you could help me figure out what type of tortoises they are since I do have another desert tortoise and I know mixing different tortoises can get them sick. I was also wondering if it would be safe for them to interact with each other if they were all desert tortoises? Please let me know I would appreciate any helps and tips as well.

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    From everything I've heard, even if they are all the same species you should keep them separate. Tortoises don't make friends like us humans do. It just stresses them out and causes fights. Also that's a tiny aquarium, I really hope your planning on giving them each a pretty big place to live in. Even for just one tortoise that's a puny living area.
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    I believe they are a desert tortoise.
    I agree that the enclosure is way too small. No aquarium unless specially ordered and made to be very big is big enough for two tortoises of that size.
    You should not let them be with your other without a quarantine period of at least 3 months and 6 months is better.
    @Yvonne G should be able to positively ID.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Yes, they are desert tortoises. If you set them up outside in a large, safe, well-planted area, you may be able to get by with them all living together (after a quarantine period), but be prepared to separate the yard into three separate habitats. Tortoises are solitary animals and they don't like other tortoises in their territory. If you're not there to watch them all the time, you may come home to find one or more of them dead.
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    Looks like you have two Sonoran Desert Torts. They can not be raised together. At some point they will fight to the bitter end.
    I have a hatchling that is about the same age, 6–7 months old.
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