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ImageUploadedByTortForum1380505056.476755.jpg ImageUploadedByTortForum1380505070.117340.jpg umm why is my female turtle doing this to my male?


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She's making noises and everything [SEE-NO-EVIL MONKEY][HEAR-NO-EVIL MONKEY] Sean is just enjoying his dinner.. Lol


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I have heard of females mounting before. Not sure if I have heard about them going through the whole act. Are you sure she, is in deed a she:D
 

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We checked to make sure, but it's pretty obvious she's a female.. Idk what she's doing[FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY]


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ImageUploadedByTortForum1380507656.347568.jpg ImageUploadedByTortForum1380507744.745779.jpg I'm pretty sure she's a girl, I don't understand why she's mounting Sean!


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Would not be too concerned...well, unless she suddenly starts to pull out the whips, chains and spiked boots....lol :p:p:p
 

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what, are guys ALWAYS supposed to make the first move? haha


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nate.mann said:
what, are guys ALWAYS supposed to make the first move? haha


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Good one!! :) lol
 

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Russians aren't ment to be together they are loners and the mouting ack
Is a sign of dominance so it's time to
Separate them
 

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so long as they arent being aggressive, i would imagine it being okay. feed them separate to be sure one isnt bullying the other out of food, and keep an eye out for injuries. you see something bad, go ahead and divorce them, otherwise, its okay.


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Tortoises should generally not be kept in pairs. This is especially true of Russians which are a very territorial, very scrappy species. They can be kept in groups in large enclosures, but sometimes even that doesn't work out as many members here will tell you. I can think of at least three members that have had to separate out a particularly aggressive FEMALE, from their groups.
 

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Rather than aggression, this might mean that she is ready to breed, but maybe he's still too young yet?
 

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Yvonne, I'm not sure how old he is, we purchased both of mine from petsmart.. It was a rescue to me, he may be to young.. He doesn't care for big mama, in fact he's never been aggressive forwards her. He's too sweet.:)
But big mama is all over him. My mom thinks she's "cuddly" haha. But I know from reading this website constantly that I believe she's being Territorial. But like I said, he has nothing to do with her.


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2 of my females do this - it's dominance behavior. I would recommend keeping a very close eye on them - if the male starts hiding a lot, or starts spending a lot of time in a corner while the female parades about and hogs the food, it is probably time to separate them. They may need to be kept in separate enclosures permanently, unless they are outside in a large outdoor enclosure.

I know this is a hard lesson - I had to learn it, too *sigh*

Dannikabd said:
Yvonne, I'm not sure how old he is, we purchased both of mine from petsmart.. It was a rescue to me, he may be to young.. He doesn't care for big mama, in fact he's never been aggressive forwards her. He's too sweet.:)
But big mama is all over him. My mom thinks she's "cuddly" haha. But I know from reading this website constantly that I believe she's being Territorial. But like I said, he has nothing to do with her.


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Grandpa Turtle 144 said:
Russians aren't ment to be together they are loners and the mouting ack
Is a sign of dominance so it's time to
Separate them

I agree!! Seperate them!!! ......the poor thing!! :(
 

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My sweet boy has been hiding :( I'll have to separate em.. Thanks everyone for the help!


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nate.mann said:
what, are guys ALWAYS supposed to make the first move? haha


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