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Discussion in 'Egyptian tortoises' started by Koen, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Koen

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    Hi Guys,

    If i can recall correctly, Kleinmanni females are sexually mature at around 300 grams or 6/7 years but what about males? 100grams? 5/6 years?

    Thanks.

    Koen
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    There’s a good video on YouTube. Ralph Til gives his opinion on this. I could sum it up but it’s much better if you watch and learn from a pro:



    I’m guessing that with the males they know when instinctively to start reproducing. But, like you I’m not sure about this. So, I’m following along and hope to learn from someone who knows.
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    Ah I have seen this video and as I assumed, around 300 grams for females but the video doesn't really say anything about males rather than the 125 gram of 8 year old is a proven breeder.

    Still curious :)
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    Hello Salspi, thanks for the plug on the video. To answer Koen, the 125gr male mentioned in the video is at the low end of the weight parameters for a proven male(at least here). My breeding males average 165 gr. Hope this helps.
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    Thanks - that does help. So basically at around 125 they are sexually mature.

    Thanks!
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    Thanks Ralph- so great to get knowledge from you!

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