- Mar 22, 2016
So my two sweethearts have just come into sexual maturity-they are about 20-21 weeks. I noticed my male attempting to mate my female today. She wasn't having it and kept getting out of their bathing tub until he did finally manage to mount her. I ended up intervening because my three year old was there and didn't understand what was going on (we will have to have that talk now I guess!) and I wanted to drain the pool halfway to give her a better chance of getting/keeping her head somewhat above water. I only have the two and she's always been the boss but I know those male urges are hard to resist so now I am stressing out about him killing her mainly due to the size difference. I don't really have a way to separate them and they are out foraging most of the day so it's not usually an issue but we will be leaving on vacation so they will be spending the majority of their time in their run with the bathing tub. Should I not worry? Should I take out their tub (which they really love)? Any helpful tips other than get more females which I can't do?