Can you keep a male and female Russian tortoise together?

Can you keep a male and female Russian tortoise together?

In nature, tortoises tend to be solitary. Never house two male tortoises together. And avoid keeping only one female and one male together so the male does not become overly aggressive. Keeping two or more female tortoises together is generally fine, and keeping one male with two or more females can also work.

Are Russian tortoises asexual?

Yes, they can. In fact, just like a chicken or a duck does – if a female tortoise doesn’t find a mate and get fertilized, her eggs will appear anyway.

Can 2 male Russian Tortoises live together?

This begs the question, Can two Russian Tortoises even live together? The answer is yes, but you’ve got to abide by a few rules for the living situation to work. First of all, always keep tortoises of the same species and subspecies together.

How big does a female Russian tortoise get?

Female Russians grow anywhere from 7-10″ with a much “rounder” shape than males. Males can fight with one another and should not be kept with other male tortoises. Female Russian tortoises may be housed or kept in groups and seem to get along just fine.

What kind of shell does a Russian tortoise have?

Unlike in the other species of tortoise where the shell of the male and female appear different, in the Russian tortoise both the female and male tortoise have the same shell shape and color of the shell.

Where do Russian tortoises live in the world?

Thus, it’s a goods choice for first-time reptile owners. Russian tortoises come from arid climates in Russia, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and China. Usually, these creatures live in rocky environments at elevations as high as 7,000 feet!

How can you tell if a tortoise is a male or female?

You can also distinguish a male tortoise from a female through a little craw at the end of the tail. All male tortoises tend to have a small craw at the end of their tail while most females do not have.

How can you tell how old your Russian tortoise is?

There’s no real way of determining a tortoise’s age, other than through record keeping. Contrary to some old wives tales, the growth rings around scutes are not a gauge for age.