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Is my turtle horny?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:30 pm
by Turtle00420
I have a male RES that is about a year and half years old, and lately he has been acting pretty strange. A few months ago, I bought an ornament for his tank; two turtles hugging each other and he began doing the "jazzy hands" to it, which me and my friends all thought was pretty funny. There are a couple of other ornaments in his tank, and today he started doing something really weird to the squidward tiki that has been in his tank since I got him. He swam up to it, got real close, swam around it and started sticking his tail into the mouth of the tiki :P Its really funny to watch, and he only just started this behaviour today. Is my turtle horny?

Re: Is my turtle horny?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:52 am
by steve
The 'fluttering' is used as a warning or when a male RES wants to show interest to a female. Most likely your RES is starting to mature and figuring things out. Just wait until he starts 'fanning' :shock:

Re: Is my turtle horny?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:23 pm
by Kingbird44
Sedge flutters at my hand when I'm messing with him too much.

But he definitely has a "romantic" relationship with the little rock cave in his tank. We call the turtle tank "turtle TV". Guess what channel that one is?