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sexually active tortoise only 2 years old

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  1. Lady Thompson

    Lady Thompson Active Member

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    I have a tortoise that I've had since he was 8 weeks old and this spring he wants to hump everything. He is aggressive and chases feet. He keeps mounting towels and squeaking. So I gave him a hand towel and now he won't stop mating with it. Is this ok? Should I remove it? It's just that he wants out of his cage all the time.
    Isn't 2 years old too young for this behavior?

    I don't know what to do. .. help!
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    Rue Well-Known Member

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    Good question. I hope someone has an answer (and I'm keeping my fingers crossed mine is a girl, lol).
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    I always thought ormond was a boy, now I wish he was a girl. Lol
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    Most tortoise become sexually mature according to size not age. As far as you giving him something to hump i dont know if it is okay. I wouldnt do it specially since its a towel like thing that the tortoise might eat part of it and get constipated.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Not unusual at all. My SA leopards started humping everything at one and a half years old. Had to separate them all.

    They usually settle down a bit after a while, but not always.
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    Lyn W Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I think my leopard must be a late starter!
    No idea of his age but he is over 11 inches long now and apart from flashing occasionally and a fair bit of pacing at the start of spring I haven't noticed him attempting to mate with inanimate objects yet.
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    I had a male Redfoot that one day started humping everything in town and never stopped.
    I sold him very inexpensively to another member that had ten or so females.
    We all ended up happy.
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    Lyn W Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    .........especially the male redfoot;)
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    Goodness! What do you guys do to distract them? Is this going to be a constant thing or will he calm down once spring is over?
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Most of them calm down. Not all of them.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Has he ever been around a female?
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    Lyn W Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Only me!!
    I guess I'm not his type:)
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    Ive never seen my male adult russian try to hump anything. He had had his bits out on occasion though.
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    hahaha, Good call on THAT part!! :D:D
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