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Looking for a stud for my horse field tortoise
Posted: 02/11/2014 by Jo-oj-jo

Hi,

I am looking for a male stud horse field tortoise, in the East Anglia area to come and stay for a month or so.
I have had my female since she was tiny, and this Autumn she has laid her first clutch of eggs, and this confirmed her sex. I would love to have a batch of babies but don't have room to permanently keep another, as she lives with a Hermans tortoise. They share a vivarium and have a dig area in the garden for when it is warm enough. They spend time roaming the house when it is too cold outside. I would appreciate all advise...
Thanks 

Re: Looking for a stud for my horse field tortoise
Posted: 03/11/2014 by Tom

Hello,

A good idea, the more that are bred the better, reducing dodgy imports.

It would be best to improve your husbandry methods first - 
As your female has produced eggs, she is old enough to hibernate.
Vivs are not good for torts..
Roaming the house .

You will find lots of good advice if you click on "The Tortoise / Incl " box & other boxes.

Good luck,
Tom

Re: Looking for a stud for my horse field tortoise
Posted: 03/11/2014 by Tom

Hello,

A good idea, the more that are bred the better, reducing dodgy imports.

It would be best to improve your husbandry methods first - 
As your female has produced eggs, she is old enough to hibernate.
Vivs are not good for torts..
Roaming the house .

You will find lots of good advice if you click on "The Tortoise / Incl " box & other boxes.

Good luck,
Tom

Re: Looking for a stud for my horse field tortoise
Posted: 11/12/2014 by Jo-oj-jo

Thanks Tom for your advice.

I am building a cold house in my dig area in the garden for when they come out of hibernation, and will resume my search for Prince Charming in the spring.
Thanks
Jo

 

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