male turtle biting female turtle

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2turtles2fun
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Qstn: my turtles (red-eared sliders) have been together for over 2 years with no problems. I put them in a new tank yesterday and noticed the male sneaking up on the female and biting the back of her neck. She doesn\'t like it and tries frantically to get away. Is this \"frisky\" behavior? Or is he becoming aggressive in a mean way? I immediately separated them. Any comments or help? By the way, she\'s at least 8 inches if not more, and he\'s at least 4-5 inches; they\'re the same age and bought from the same store.
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If he bites her, that means he\'s got the urge to mate, but if he bites her 2 much, u need 2 separate them or something
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Yes, i agree, if you want to have them mate, i would find a turtle specialist in your area or a turtle breeder and sit down and ask him or her quetions about breeding. It was a very wise choice to separate them. Other then that, Good Luck!!
Willie
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