- Jul 23, 2021
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My tort has been making non stop sex noises and tries to mate with everything. He ejaculates everywhere and my family is getting tired of cleaning up tortoise semen. This has gone on for months now. It’s gotten to a point where he’ll stop eating if he spots anything that he thinks he can mate with. He has tried to mount the cat even the sec we looked. He’s losing weight as even the smallest reflection turns him on and he tries for hours to mate, often ending with some clean up. We let him roam throughout the apartment as we don’t have the space to set up an big enough area just for him. If we try to put him in a terrarium he slaps his body so hard against the glass his nose turns red and looks like it could bleed. As I’m typing this he has nearly flipped him self over trying to “get to the other tortoise“ which is just his reflection from the glass on the oven, which we often cover with blankets to get rid of the reflection. I thought that maybe he had a infection and have given him multiple hot bathes (Tortoise safe temperature) but that hasn’t done anything. He’s poops appear normal but since he barely eats and sometimes even ejaculates on his food he doesn’t poop much. Is this normal? Is there anyway to get him to stop as the only time he isn’t making the croaking sex noises is when sleeps and the rare bites of food he eats before walking away to ejaculate somewhere? Please help.