Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Hi and Welcome to the Forum!
I am thinking that if the turtles are too small or too young yet to sex then they are likely not mature enough yet to breed. Mine is 5 and for the longest time we could not tell what "she" was... until "she" reached about 5 years old and major changes happened. I'm convinced now that "she" is a HE. But mine has no front feet, I can only tell by the location of the Cloaca and the extremely long back toe nails. You could possible have 3 males which will likely pose a problem for territory in time. I've been told you can keep females together easily but not males. I could be wrong.
Also if they were sexually mature and the female is pregnant with eggs, you should be able to gently put your fingers into the space in front of her legs and feel the eggs. She would then also need a place to lay her eggs so as to not become egg bound.
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