5 Year Member
- Aug 12, 2013
I keep painteds in my outdoor pond. Starting last year the female makes her way to the backyard from the pond and starts digging a nest in the same spot. Should I allow her to do this? Does she need to hibernate to have viable offspring? This year we introduced a baby EPT, which I think is male b/c of his long tail, well the female chomped down and amputated the tip of his long tail off! Now he is riding on top of my females back, is that early mating behavior?