Radiated is solitary tortoise or not?

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Morning all, just curious about this. I remember read that aldabra usually seen together, how about radiated tortoise, is they also kind of communal tortoise like aldabra?

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Morning all, just curious about this. I remember read that aldabra usually seen together, how about radiated tortoise, is they also kind of communal tortoise like aldabra?

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Just because Aldabra tortoises are sometimes seen together in the wild does not make them a "social" animal. There are many reasons why they might be seen together. Galapagos tortoise are often seen together in the wild too, and they are one of the most combative species there is.

To answer your question: No. Radiata are not a communal tortoise and neither are Aldabra, but both can sometimes get along and live together in groups, which can be said about almost all species.
 

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Just because Aldabra tortoises are sometimes seen together in the wild does not make them a "social" animal. There are many reasons why they might be seen together. Galapagos tortoise are often seen together in the wild too, and they are one of the most combative species there is.

To answer your question: No. Radiata are not a communal tortoise and neither are Aldabra, but both can sometimes get along and live together in groups, which can be said about almost all species.

So are they also territorial ? Like Russian or sulcata?

This behavior apply only for adult Tortoise or hatchling also?

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So are they also territorial ? Like Russian or sulcata?

This behavior apply only for adult Tortoise or hatchling also?

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All tortoises are territorial. Few species are as combative as Russians, or two adult male sulcatas, but I have witnessed one radiata relentlessly tormenting another and trying to drive it out of the territory.

Hatchlings of most species will get along in groups. Its when they start reaching adolescence that people run into problems and have to separate them.
 
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