Originally Posted by Pepper
Determining sex depends on the type of turtle. Water turtle, land turtle, tortoise....
I never had any of my box turtles fight but I do not hibernate them and they are in a large enclosure, with plenty of hides.
I guess I shouldn't have said "everybody fights". My RES turtle is actually very friendly, but she does get cranky in the fall months. That's how I know it's time for her to take longer naps. She doesn't hibernate, but she does sleep longer and eats less. I don't keep a heater in her pool because I live in a warm climate. I keep her indoor water pool changed frequently so that it is warm, but she prefers to exit her pool and find a warm dry place to sleep. She returns to her pool to hydrate and sometimes "ask" for food, and then she goes off to sleep again.