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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:17 pm   Please help my turtles are fighting

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I've got 3 turtles, one big and the other two smaller than it. I've had the big one for about two years this June and the small ones for about a year. They've never showed aggression towards each other , but my big turtle recently recieved a skin injury on his back leg and it healed (mostly). But today I saw one of the smaller one going and biting the big one's injured leg and opening up the wound again. It's concerning me a lot and I would really appreciate any help. All three turtles are Red Eared Sliders.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:42 am   Re: Please help my turtles are fighting

Hi, aggression usually happens when one of them is a male. There really isn't much you can do but find a way to divide their tank, have separate tanks, or rehome one of them. It's just going to get worse as they get bigger and stronger.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:55 pm   Re: Please help my turtles are fighting

His wound is healed now.and I think I'll keep him back with them......
Should I?
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:57 pm   Re: Please help my turtles are fighting

Up to you but it will happen again and again. It's a problem when they are captive and in a confined space.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:28 am   Re: Please help my turtles are fighting

If the wound was inflicted by the other turtles in the first place, I would not put them back together. However, sometimes, a turtle injures itself and other turtles will be tempted to pick at the wound but once it is healed there is no more agression… Maybe you are lucky.
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