Aggressive male

Miss Muffit

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After rescuing Mr Bojangels I put him in the enclosure with Miss Muffit to eat. He immediately attacked her. I did read another member's post about not putting male and female together so I had to put a partition in to keep Miss Muffit safe. Have to build another enclosure for Mr Bojangels today. I think I should change his name to Aggro!

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Yvonne G

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It looks like they may be different species?? Good idea to keep them separated.
 

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After rescuing Mr Bojangels I put him in the enclosure with Miss Muffit to eat. He immediately attacked her. I did read another member's post about not putting male and female together so I had to put a partition in to keep Miss Muffit safe. Have to build another enclosure for Mr Bojangels today. I think I should change his name to Aggro!

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Really cute hide!
 

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Are they bowsprits? Chersina angulata? I can't tell from the pics, but just guessing really. If yes, the males are very aggressive and territorial. Most people over here opt to house them individually. I do. In a large well planted garden a group of several females and one dominant male might work, but it might not too...
 

Miss Muffit

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I had to go out today and when I came back I found Miss Muffit has climbed over the partition and she is cuddling next no Mr Bojangels! I don't know if I should leave them until I have built another enclosure for Mr Bojangels.

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Can someone confirm the fact i heard about tortoises are fine in larger groups because the aggressiveness is diluted?
 

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Sort of, yes. Group dynamics are very different than pair dynamics.
Yes.
Groups can work. Especially in very large enclosures.
But that isn't always guaranteed.
Sometimes there will still be a tortoise or two that must be removed.
 

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Agreed they look like Padlopers(or Homopus). Green with envy🤢! The one with the more worn shell and big head looks like an older male. The other is younger but looks adult size. Wonder if you have two boys or a pair?
 
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