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The question I got today…

leigti

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A friend of mine was over looking at my tortoises, and she wanted to know if I was going to breed them. I of course said no but it got me thinking, is this even possible? I have a male pancake and a female russian.
Now before everybody has a total conniption fit, I would not attempt it no matter what. I just was wondering if it was possible to get a viable baby tortoise from this pair. This is a Scientific, hypothetical, animal husbandry question. Not interested in starting an ethical debate here people
 

Jodie

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Interesting question. I have no idea. They're similar in size, but certainly not characteristics. I am glad you're not going to try it. ;)
 

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Very, Very, Very, Very, Hugely, Unlikely. But not impossible. That is my opinion.
 

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We've talked about this before, and I think the consensus of opinion was that if they are all in the same genus it would be possible. But I may be mis-remembering.
 

Yvonne G

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So that's astrochelys and geochelone, two separate genera.
 

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