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Leopard tortoise tried to breed with Sulcata tortoise

Discussion in 'Advanced Tortoise Topics' started by Gourd123, Sep 4, 2019.

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  1. Gourd123

    Gourd123 New Member

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    The topic of this thread is exactly that, my male Leopard tortoise, Martin, tried breeding with my female sulcata, Brownie. I'm not aware of their ages. I just want to know if this is normal or if this could indicate anything weird. Or even if there are any problems with this.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I'm a purist and don't like the idea of two different species of opposite sexes living together. I personally wouldn't interbreed the species. And I would definitely keep a male and female of any species in separate enclosures. The above pairing has been done before and it has resulted in offspring. Is it common? No, but it has been done.
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    That looks hilarious though haha poodle mounting a mastiff
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    Poor guys gonna throw his back out
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    I 100% agree with Yvonne. The two should not breed and should not be housed together. The sulcata is and will be much bigger and more aggressive then the leopard.
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    Wellington, dont go to the no moderators allowed thread.. we’re x breeding iguanas and sulcatas right now lol
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    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I have Ring-Necked Pheasants and Red Wrigglers cross breeding as well.
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    Your tortoise forum was so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Both Wellington and I said they SHOULD NOT.
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    Yeah... As awesome as it sounds, nobody really needs a Tortoisesaurus Rex...
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    Species should never be mixed. There are many problems with this. They should be separated ASAP.
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