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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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My Red Sliders keep biting each other?!?

I think it's actually just one of them that keeps biting the other one. But, whenever they are basking, one will all of a sudden bite the other ones leg or butt or something in the back I don't know. Is that normal? Am I not feeding them enough or something? They are only about an inch right now, I don't think it's a mating thing.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-15-2011, 10:26 AM
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i think its cause people say that when you put your turtle in a tank and add another one they get meaner idk why but i think you should seprate them or they ll start bitting you
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i think its cause people say that when you put your turtle in a tank and add another one they get meaner idk why but i think you should seprate them or they ll start bitting you
I talked to my cousin who has had his turtles for 5 years (two of them) and he said it's normal. But thanks.
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I talked to my cousin who has had his turtles for 5 years (two of them) and he said it's normal. But thanks.
Probley just getting use to each other. Enjoy!
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Probley just getting use to each other. Enjoy!
Yeah that's what I thought. I've only had them for a month. And that's how long they've been around each other.
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reptiles should never be housed together. It is not natural and they will usually end up fighting and injuring each other. You need to give them each their own tank and setup ASAP before one of them gets killed. You really don't have a choice. Those painted and sliders are going to get huge one day and will need at least a 100gallon tank each!
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reptiles should never be housed together. It is not natural and they will usually end up fighting and injuring each other. You need to give them each their own tank and setup ASAP before one of them gets killed. You really don't have a choice. Those painted and sliders are going to get huge one day and will need at least a 100gallon tank each!
I said nothing about having painted turtles. They are both red sliders.
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reptiles should never be housed together. It is not natural and they will usually end up fighting and injuring each other. You need to give them each their own tank and setup ASAP before one of them gets killed. You really don't have a choice. Those painted and sliders are going to get huge one day and will need at least a 100gallon tank each!
...have you ever seen turtles in the wild? it is not uncommon to see several together, and i'm pretty sure the ones i've seen that way are red eared sliders. granted, they have a lot more space to share, but they are still right next to each other some times.

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...have you ever seen turtles in the wild? it is not uncommon to see several together, and i'm pretty sure the ones i've seen that way are red eared sliders. granted, they have a lot more space to share, but they are still right next to each other some times.
Exactly! They're fine. It's not like they're 6 inches already and can do some damage on each other. They're only one inch! I will be moving them into either a 55 gallon or 30 gallon in the spring. I literally can't put them in a bigger tank right now, it's too cold. I need to put silicone in my 30 gallon and I can't because it's too cold sooo.
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reptiles should never be housed together. It is not natural and they will usually end up fighting and injuring each other. You need to give them each their own tank and setup ASAP before one of them gets killed. You really don't have a choice. Those painted and sliders are going to get huge one day and will need at least a 100gallon tank each!
I have a painted and he has a goldfish and a big cleaner fish and he is fine with them. 100 gallon tank for a painted turtle? I think not :) what do you have your turtle in? How big of tank?
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