Questions and answers

How do you know if a turtle is a female or male?

How do you know if a turtle is a female or male?

The most common way to determine gender in a turtle is to look at the length of its tail. 3 Female turtles have short and skinny tails while males sport long, thick tails, with their vent (cloaca) positioned closer to the end of the tail when compared to a female.

Is it better to have a male or female tortoise?

If you want many tortoises, consider getting one male and two or more females. Just be sure there are enough ladies to go around for the fellas and you should be fine. That said, be prepared for bullies. Some male tortoises are just mean to other males, no matter the ratio of males to females.

Do turtles like music?

There is no scientific proof that turtles and tortoises actually like music. On the flip side, there is no proof that they dislike music either. But some turtles and tortoises do grow to respond to certain songs that their owners play often. Some tortoises may like music while others won’t.

Can turtles hear you?

Turtles Know Their Owners! Most people don’t realize this, but many turtles recognize the sight and sounds of their owners! In fact, many owners comment how their pets swim right up to the water surface to greet them when they walk in the room.

Can 2 male tortoises live together?

Two males can be kept together, if they have enough space and dont have females around. Two males of any species can fight to decide who is alpha male, which is normal. Once this has happened and they have enough space they can and do get on.

Can turtles hear your voice?

They have thin flaps of skin covering internal ear bones. The skin flaps allow vibrations and low-frequency sounds in the ear canal — so the turtles can hear to some extent, but their hearing isn’t sensitive.

Why do turtles hiss at you?

Hissing in turtles generally isn’t an indication of belligerence and hostility, but rather of pure fear — poor things. If your pet turtle hisses, he’s not trying to alarm you or warn you, as the action is simply involuntary on his part.

Do two male tortoises fight?

Tortoises are loners that do just fine by themselves. Also, they have you and often other pets for companionship. Two male tortoises usually fight, two females may or may not get along, and a male and a female will produce babies for a very long time. If you have a male and a female, please separate them.