General Care Discussion :: Two turtles fluttering claws at eachother

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:00 am   Two turtles fluttering claws at eachother

My turtles have been fluttering their claws at eachother. it usually lasts less than a minute but then they’ll go back at it again soon enough. it’s been happening a lot more often now. in the past hour they’ve done this at least 8 times now. im worried that they’ll hurt eachother. Is this some type of mating ritual and i should just let them do their thing? or is this driven by aggression? if so should i have them live in different tanks? i don’t really know much about two turtles living in the same tank. do you guys have any advice? (btw one of them is a girl and the other im not sure but i believe it’s a boy due to its long tail and long claws )
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:24 pm   Re: Two turtles fluttering claws at eachother

It could be either mating or aggression. Most likely it is aggression and will escalate. How big are they now? Separation is usually the solution.
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