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female egyptian tortoise strange sexual behavior

Discussion in 'Egyptian tortoises' started by egyptianTortoise, Mar 5, 2012.

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  1. egyptianTortoise

    egyptianTortoise New Member

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    I bought 2 female egyptians and 2 males and i'm sure of the gender of the 2 females and 2 days ago i found one female act like a male and simulate a mating with the other female and make the vocalize of the egyptian male but not so clear , any explanation please
  2. Jacqui

    Jacqui Out living in my yard.... Staff Member

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    It actually happens quite often with all the tortoises. It could be she was ready for breeding or it could be her showing off her dominance.
  3. JoesMum

    JoesMum Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome to UKG. It isn't unusual for females to show what appears to be male behaviour.

    If you would like us to confirm their gender, please post plastron (under shell) shots of both giving a clear view of the tail.

    Feel free to post photos anyway... we like pictures :)
  4. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer Staff Member

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    Hi there, egyptian Tortoise:

    Welcome to the Tortoise Forum!!

    What would you like us to call you?

    ...and may we know where (appx.) in the world you are?

    Wow! Egyptian tortoises. Those are some very pretty little guys. I hope you'll share pictures of your new purchases with us.
  5. egyptianTortoise

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    hello everybody , i live in Cairo and i'm egyptian like the tortoise hehe , i have 9 kleinmanni 1 of them egyptian and 8 from libya, my name is Ramy , i will post the pictures ASAP actually i need to know the gender ,thanks for your replies
  6. egyptianTortoise

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    here is a pic, 2morrow the gender pics

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    Welcome Ramy!
    Yes, more pictures please! Kleinmann's are one of my favorites.



    If they are both females like you suspect, then it's probably a show of dominance as already mentioned. And it is common in tortoises.
    Here's an example in Hermann's tortoises:
    [video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMEljtHSwYY[/video]
  8. CLMoss

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    Welcome! What a nice group of torts!
  9. egyptianTortoise

    egyptianTortoise New Member

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    another pic

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  10. egyptianTortoise

    egyptianTortoise New Member

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    what do you think male or female?

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    Hmmm. I think you may have a male there.

    It would be worth starting a "What sex is my Egyptian?" thread in the pictures forum with that photo to get other opinions though
  12. egyptianTortoise

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    Thanks joesmum
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    Another way to surely tell is if your tortoise ever flash his thingy after a soak/bath. My matured males do that from time to time.
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    i think they are a bit over crowded.. do you house them elsewhere or just there?
    Is that sand in the dishes? If they eat to much of that, when it gets all over thier food,, it can cause issues..
    Nice looking animals tho!
  15. egyptianTortoise

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    Thanks for all your replies , don't woory laura about the sand they live in the desert in libya and egypt so they use to eat a little of sand , about the place i will try to find another place with more space.[hr]
    what about this egyptian , male or female?

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  16. DriveWRX

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    Female...
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    Wow, they look great!

    Is the really light colored one the one from Egypt?
  18. egyptianTortoise

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    No she is libyan also because she has the triangle mark , the egyptian(werneri) is a male , i will post the picture later but anyway they call them all Kleinmanni, libya egypt israel
  19. Radiated

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    It seems that the enclosure looks a little small. And there is poop everywhere I the first one.
  20. egyptian and proud "mayar"

    egyptian and proud "mayar" New Member

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    tb ya ret t2olna gaybhom b kam w mnen
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