Fighting or practicing for the mating dance? - Turtles and Turtle Care
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Fighting or practicing for the mating dance?

I have a map turtle and a red ear slider
I got 10/26 res 10/30 map small (size of a $.50 piece) now about 3 inches
who has been doing the "mating dance" res does the shaking claws the map will shake it's head at the res and then the slider will start backing up and the map goes after it shaking its head cornering the res.

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kind of looks like the map is going to bite the res in the eye I have saw the shaking claws by the map but not the same intencity as the res

can you tell me if they are boys or girls?
or are they still to young?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 09:14 PM
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it could be a mating dance, or it could be an aggression warning off other turtles.
what size tank and how many turtles are in their ?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 01:05 PM
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it looks like a boy turtle in all of the pics
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