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#1 emilyestep


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:24 PM

I have two turtles, one is an Eastern Painted and one is a Mississippi Map. There are both about 4 solid inches, and they're both approximately one year old.

Besides their young age, I have no turtles of the same species to compare either of them to, so I have no real idea of their genders.

Here's my question. A few months ago, they both started the vibrating/waving hands thing with each other. Does this say anything about their genders? Can males and females both flutter? How can I tell if it's a mating thing or an aggression thing?

And lastly, does fluttering indicate anything about sexual maturity? Or can they do it at any age?

Thanks for any help. Much appreciated!

Edited by emilyestep, 25 July 2012 - 12:29 PM.

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