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Housing two Russians together indoors

Discussion in 'Russian tortoises' started by LRZtorts, Sep 10, 2016.

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  1. LRZtorts

    LRZtorts Active Member

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    I would not house 2 male tortoises together, they get very aggressive towards each other.
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    I'm getting another tank. So that if they get aggressive they will be separated
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    JoesMum Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    No really. You should not keep two Russians together. They are the worst bullies.

    See this:
    http://www.tortoiseforum.org/thread...together-a-lesson-learned-the-hard-way.94114/

    A 4 year old is going to need more space than a tank. They are very active. You will need a minimum of 4'x8' for this one and yours will need its own space this size too.

    In any case you should always keep a new tort entirely separate from your own for at least 6 months in quarantine to ensure that neither makes the other sick.
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    Ok thank you anyways
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    Also, is it okay to put a male and female together?
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    No. Only to mate and then separate them. Males and females are as defensive as each other.

    Groups of 3 or more Russians of a similar size may be kept together successfully in a very large enclosure (at least 4' x 8' per tortoise) with plenty of sight barriers, but there are no guarantees.
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