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Q: What are my turtles up to?

March 15, 2008 | By Tim | 3 answers | Expired: 2313 days ago

I hae two red-eared slider turtles. The love to play and climb on top of one another. Sometime I find them face to face, touching noses, and fluttering their claws...almost as if they were "holding hands." It would seem like some kind of mating ritual...except they are both males. Does anyone know what they are doing? Thanks

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Mar 15, 2008

Alot of my animals do that I noticed. There has never really been a result that I noticed but turtles my be different. I think it just means they're friends but it could be like a fighting thing for turtles. I'm thinking it probably means they're close friends though.

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Jamimi04
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Mar 15, 2008

If you have a male and a female, the male will have long front claws and he is fluttering them in front of the females face that is a form of courting. My female will just ignore him but if he keeps bothering her she will give him a good nip and then he will usually leave her alone for a little while but I think they know spring is coming.

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Acs02conn
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Mar 16, 2008

They are probably mating. Our tortoises do this, and about a month later the one we thought was the boy started laying eggs! It is very difficult to tell the sex of reptiles. All the signs were wrong for our two tortoises, they were exactly opposite!

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