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so i got a female russian tortoise this weekend and she scared

Discussion in 'Russian tortoises' started by Raymond23, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Raymond23

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    so i got a female rt with a male rt they dont seem to fight or anyhting like that buy the female is not eating and she not pooping and she digging in the corner is she pregnate or not use to the habitat yet
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    You need to separate them immediately. Russian tortoises are extremely scrappy, and are very territorial. The male will be constantly harassing the female. You need a separate, 8x4 foot enclosure for each.
    She is likely doing this because she’s new, and the stress of being with another tortoise isn’t helping.
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    Exactly what TechnoCheese said and do it asap.
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    +1^^
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    If the tortoises don't eat and poop for 3 days, take it to a vet. It's normal for new tortoises to sleep a lot. As the people above said, separate them, and if you want them to breed, I remember they have to hibernate (may be wrong), and when mating season comes put them together, but watch them. The male may show too much aggression towards the female, you would have to separate them once that happens. Gl!
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    And even if you want to breed them, you need a group. I don’t think you’ve done enough research to do that, either.
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    Yeah probably
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    Not eating or pooping for 3 days does not necessarily require a vet visit. Please be cautious of the information you give out. It looks like you are a new member to this forum, so welcome! I hope you are able to gain lots of knowledge like the rest of us have from being here :)
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    Have you given your tort a soak in warm water?
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    yes the female hates it she always trying to come out
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    How long did you leave her in? If you can stimulate her to poop it will probably help her appetite.
    Even if she panics, it's completely safe to let them soak for an hour or even longer, although it usually doesn't need to be that long. Regular warm soaks with the water between 90-100f along with the advice already given should help.
  12. Raymond23

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    wait it have to be that hot
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    That's not. Their basking temps reach that. Use a thermometer to check temps but you will find that at those readings to you it will only feel mildly warm
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    I wish u gl to the rt you own, please keep me updated I’m curious what happened
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