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Mating questions
Posted: 19/06/2011 by tortoisesarego


I have two horsefield tortoises who are about 4 and 5 years old. I originally thought they were both boys but now George is called Georgina.

Anyway, in the last week Humphrey has been strutting his stuff, bobbing his head, trying to bite Georgina and mounting her. Georgina seems very uninterested.

My questions are 1- at their age could they successfully mate 2- should I separate them? 3- if yes would that be forever or just whilst he is feeling randy?

Thanks for any help


Re: Mating questions
Posted: 19/06/2011 by tpgAli

Hi Zoe,

Male horsfields can be very aggressive when it comes to mating and will hound the female for hours. Separate them if he gets too bad and she is showing signs of becoming stressed. He should only be like this when he is feeling randy.



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