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HELP! Is it possible to keep two male tortoises together

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  1. Hayden5555

    Hayden5555 New Member

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    PLEASE HELP hello I have a baby Greek tortoise who’s a male. I really want to have two baby Greeks. If I purchase a baby male Greek tortoise and raise them up together would the males fight when older or would they be friends or family since they would be grown up in the same enclosure. Please let me know your thoughts and experiences.
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Any two tortoises kept together will stress each other.

    Tortoises don't make friends or form family groups.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Tortoises should never be kept in pairs. The sexes don't matter.

    If you want a second tortoise, set up a second enclosure and house them separately.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Besides what has been said above, it isn't possible to know the sex of BABY tortoises.
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    Lyn W Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Have a look at all the threads where members have found out the hard way and one of their torts has ended up ill, injured or dead.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    All the above info I second.
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    From what I read on here, I wouldn't recommend it.
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