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Posted: 23/06/2009 by spartacus

hi there,

i have what i believed to be 2 hermanns, 1 male and 1 female, i am certain of one as he constantly tries to mate with my female, but today my "female"was on the males back, is this normal mating behaviour or have i got 2 males? PS they dont fight or anything.


Re: mating
Posted: 23/06/2009 by tpgAli

Firstly you need to be sure of the species you have. Sexing depends on the age/size of the tortoises. I have females that are always mounting the males but in your case it wouldnt be good if you had 2 males so if you could possibly upload some pics for us to see, photos of the top of the shell and the tail end would be good?


Re: mating
Posted: 24/06/2009 by spartacus

Hi sorry that was me wording it wrong, they are both def hermanns, my male is 5 and my female 4 but she is bigger, im certain of the one male as the vet saw his bits come out lol, will try and upload pics although not very good on computers.




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