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Companion separation.

Postby Shelagh » Wed May 26, 2021 3:09 am

Hi, I'm new to the forum. My beardy, Bogeena, has had my nieces tortoise as company in her Viv for nearly six months as my niece is undergoing cancer treatment.
I'm worried that she may become depressed after Sheldon goes home. What are the signs and what can I do to elevate them if this happens? I'm sixty and way to old to be getting a tortoise to keep her company given how long tortoises live.
Any advice would be most appreciated

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Re: Companion separation.

Postby KarrieRee » Wed May 26, 2021 5:44 am

To be honest the tortoise and dragon should not be housed together-- I am sorry to hear about your niece I hope she is getting better- :( But you really need to separate the two - even tho they are reptiles they have two different husbandry differences -- dragons are desert where turtles like water and humidity -- and no your dragon will not really care when the turtle leaves dragons are more a solitary animal and should not be housed w/ anything --- even their own species -- they are territorial -- they fight --
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Re: Companion separation.

Postby Gail » Wed May 26, 2021 6:10 pm

The dragon could show some signs of stress when the housing arrangement changes but it won't be because he misses the tortoise.
Dragon stress relatively easy when housing changes, they are creatures of habit so he'll need to adjust to the new situation.
He will be happier and healthier in the long run.
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