Breeding group of horsefields. Advice please

The caretaker

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Hello everyone
I am new to keeping a breeding group of horsefield tortoise I have only had these since April this year.
My question is do I separate the males from the females after they have mated or do I just keep them together all the time.i normally separate the males if the females start digging a nest.I have 3 females and 2 males. I look forward to your replies on your advice and opinions.
Derek
 

Jodie

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Welcome to the forum. I am also fairly new at this. I had a 1.3 group this summer, and I watched them very carefully for any problems. I also removed the male when a female was nesting, if he was bothering her. That was the only time I separated them though.
 

The caretaker

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Thanks. That's only time I separated the males if they were pestering the nesting females. I look forward from hearing advice from other breeders opinions as well. As I am new at this all advice would be most welcome. Thank you
 

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It really depends upon how big their habitat is. My Russians live outside year round (except they hibernate indoors), in a pretty large (for the number of tortoises in there) yard. I don't separate them.

But if your habitat is not very big, then I think you should separate them.
 
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