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RE: mixed species enclosures

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Posted by: VICtort at Wed Nov 5 00:26:12 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by VICtort ]  
   

This topic comes around and around...it is controversial. A lot of potential problems, interspecies maladies may be transferred, agression between species and the species don't respond to the body language, some are very agressive and others less so, and some will be cruelly bullied. Russians and Herrmann's both pretty ornery, at least the males. I tried T. marginata and T. graeca briefly, but the marginata just kept harrassing "thrill humping" the graeca...not good. I am against mixing species of tortoises, there may be a few exceptions that work out, but there are lots of reasons to be wary. I also would not like to see hybrids. good luck, I will be curious to hear what others say. Vic Herrick


   

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