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 Red Eared Slider Breeding, male turtle difficulties
  Posted: Jun 18 2008, 05:02 PM


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I have one male red eared slider about 5 1/2 yrs old. I have two female red eared sliders about a year older but quite a bit larger. He is doing all the things right like the mating with his long nails on their face. But they are so large he is having problems following through. Is this just something I wil have to wait out? My females have laid about 8 eggs this year and they all appear to be not fertilized and get dropped in the water or on the floor when they are out playing. I just wondered if anyone has similar problems and if there is a solution? I know I could make a lot of jokes but it's not that funny - especially to him!! By the way - my turtles come out to play every single day and two of them come to me when I call them by name like a dog would. my male will even put his snoot on my nose because i told him i probably should not kiss him. (but i do sometimes) If anyone has similar situation, I would appreciate hearing. thanks blink.gif
Posted: Jun 18 2008, 11:53 PM

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Hello bennettcar and welcome to the forum! smile.gif
I don't know anything about turtles so I can't offer you any help. Robyn will be on the forum sometime tomorrow and might be able to give you some advice so be sure to check back. I hope you saw Robyns turtle pages. Here is a link in case you haven't:
I moved the topic to the Reptile section so it is sure to be seen!
Good luck with your turtle!
Posted: Jun 19 2008, 06:18 AM

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The male is just inexperienced how to do it right thats pretty much it. I noticed the same thing with my res and painteds but does the female keep swiming after he tries to get on her because if she accepts him she should stop moving to allow him on her, if she just keeps swimming then shes not interested, also female when he waves his claws at her she should wave her claws back at him to show shes interested.

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Posted: Jun 19 2008, 03:11 PM


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He will eventually get it right. It takes some practice. My male turtle mates with his fake log all day! Do your females have land areas on which to lay eggs? If so, then eggs just dumped around probably are infertile. Without a good place to lay eggs, even fertile eggs will be dumped (no choice for the girls).

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