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Thread: Red Ear Sliders

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    Default Red Ear Sliders

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    I have a couple of red ear sliders...they are 2-3 years old...looking on the net they both seem to be males (both have long tails and long claws)...yet for some reason they seem to be doing "the" dance thingie...where one puts his hands on the others face and "shivers"...I thought that was only when they are courting...thus now I am totally confused...sometimes they seem to fight...and at other times one mounts the other...


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    My male and female do it often, but I never find eggs..

    Maybe you mis identified them?

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    Maybe they're gay turtles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YaYgoldFish
    My male and female do it often, but I never find eggs..

    Maybe you mis identified them?
    a little off topic...but do red ear sliders lay eggs in the ground aswell like every other turtle?? this sounds like a dumb question??? so would you have to have dirt in there???

    but they could just be doing that for fun or something......i have seen 2 male or 2 female angels swim together like they are a pair.....maybe they are

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    as far as i have read...they do lay eggs in the ground (for the eggs to hatch/live that is)...

    i guess they could be friends...

    know of anybody who has an extra female???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZCciVic22
    Maybe they're gay turtles...

    lol, thats a good one.

    sorry i dont have the answer to the question though, in alberta we cant have turtles because the government thinks that if they allow them kids will get salmonella

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    He has found the closest thing to a female RES. Many animals do things like this when no individuals of the other sex are around.

    They lay eggs in the dirt near the water. Very smart (as well as lucky and quick) turtles will lay them in alligator nest mounds. Perfect environment and WELL protected.
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    0 Not allowed! he's Bi hehehehe

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    I've never seen this type of behavior on TMNT... The things they teach you when you're a kid...

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    My dads kept RES for s fair few years now. At one stage we had 2 females and a male together, We would quite often find one of the females doing this to the other female turtle.

    They do lay eggs in the ground, If they dont have ground to lay they will lay in the water and turn around and eat them :-)

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