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Posted: 20/06/2012 by netc

hi,i have 2 spur thighs , supposed to be a boy and girl,the one they said was a girl is chasing the other one and really butting/biting then mounting it , do girls do this ? the one they said was a boy is forever trying to climb the sides of the outdoor run, should i seperate them for part of the day to give them a rest ?they only do it outside not when we bring them in at night in their table

Re: butting/biting
Posted: 20/06/2012 by wizzasmum

You don't say how old they are. I think they would be better outdoors permanently at this time of year. When moved around, tortoises usually either hide away or spend all their time trying to escape. If they are still tiny then theres not really a way of telling what sex they are until they are 4 or 5 years old, or until they are of a certain size. I would try to get them somewhere permanent setup so that they can choose when they go in and out and start to behave like tortoises should ;)

Hope this helps


Re: butting/biting
Posted: 21/06/2012 by netc

hi , they are 3 years old ,they always wake up at 7 morn and go to sleep about 7 eve, thats when i bring them in,i would NEVER leave them out at night ,we get foxes , ive had rabbits here before in a locked hutch with a cover over and found one attacked and dead and the other missing , id rather bring them in to be safe than sorry .

Re: butting/biting
Posted: 24/06/2012 by wizzasmum

You could lock their access to outside hide overnight. All of my torts are out 24/7 and I live in the countryside. They use a lockable catflap.


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