- Oct 21, 2014
- Location (City and/or State)
The sleeping together could also be a sign of bullying. I'm no expert but @Tom knows a lot more about tortoise behaviour.I connected two tortoise houses end to end, creating an enclosure with 6 square feet of space, including two hide spaces on opposite sides so they could avoid each other. Interestingly, at night they usually shelter on the same side. I've seen some minor dominance displays and bumping, but nothing on-going or serious, certainly no combat injuries at all. I think the key is having two females.
Also I don't think newspaper is a very good substrate. They cannot dig into it and there's the risk of them eating the paper (and ink).
Your torts look cute though!