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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmmm....??

Hello there turtle lovers!!!

just want to ask if, will the red ear sliders mate even though the water is LOW??? like 5inches deep???

and another one is,

why is it my male res, when i try to feed him in a separate basin i gave him the worm like spoon feeding to him and then he do the mating dance like flapping his hands in his face?? what does that mean???

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-19-2013, 11:06 AM
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Hi Aron! I'm not sure the answer to either of those questions. I don't know if turtles mate in deeper water or on land. Trying to think what their habitat would be in "the wild". If you allow them to mate, ie keep them together, I would think that you also need to have a place with sand for the female to lay her eggs so that she does not become egg bound. I think that is a big problem for a female turtle when it happens.
As for hand feeding?... I would let him "hunt" for the worm in his pan. He will smell it and find it. It's good for them to continue to "hunt" for their food, it's a natural behavior.

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If the conditions are right and the female is receptive then they will mate in shallow water.As far as the claws being displayed it is usually a sign of dominance but who knows what he thinks about the food? Remember that the males will perform the little dance even when they are not sexualy mature and the female may not be responsive.
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