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Post Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:08 am   What are my turtles doing?!

So my hatchling and juvenile yellow bellied turtles went up to each other, stretched their arms in front of their head, and then rapidly shook their heads at each other. What is that??? I've never seen them do that before.
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:19 am   Re: What are my turtles doing?!

It's called fluttering. Males/females do it as a warning to each other. Males will also do this to females when they want to court them. It's normal :)
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:06 pm   Re: What are my turtles doing?!

steve wrote:It's called fluttering. Males/females do it as a warning to each other. Males will also do this to females when they want to court them. It's normal :)

Thank you. I'm new at owining turtles and I was not sure whether to be concerned about it.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:27 pm   Re: What are my turtles doing?!

No problem, we are happy to help :)
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:10 pm   Re: What are my turtles doing?!

Females flutter too, though, right?
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:29 pm   Re: What are my turtles doing?!

Yes, but I don't think they do it as much. It's been ages since my I've seen my female RES do it. I do it all the time and I get no response.

The OP has a typo though, it's not their heads that shake. That would be pretty new.
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:14 am   Re: What are my turtles doing?!

Is it their front arms that shake?? my two hatchlings did that this morning and I couldnt figure out what they were doing!
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:03 am   Re: What are my turtles doing?!

Yes they shake their leg's. Only my male map currently does it to my female res. He does it because he is trying to mate with her.:-)
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1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
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300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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