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- Jan 23, 2008
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- Clovis, CA
Oh my gosh I am so sorry this happened. This is a good place to find good answers.Hello all, I’m new to this forum because I came home today to find that my adult female tortoise had bit the head off of her female cage mate. I keep all 3 of my tortoises in the same cage as a breeding group, (M/F/F). I only occasionally saw fighting before this but nothing I believe to be serious. Here are some pictures.
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I guess my question for the community is, have you ever seen something like this happen to any of your torts?
Any tortoise can be aggressive to any tortoise.
That's what I was wondering too. A dog or likely a cat being no other chew Mark's like a dog would do more so then a catThose don't look like tortoise inflicted wounds to me. Looks like something a cat or dog would do. I've never seen damage like that inflicted by another tortoise.
Tortoises dont want or need friends. Best to keep single or in a group of one Male to several females and even then they may all need to be housed alone.
I think we can all use this as a learning opportunity.I wonder if keeping tortoises from the same family can make them less aggressive.
The smell of an alien might spur them to fight.