kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more
return to main index
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for Bion Terrarium Center
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Vine Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Caecilian . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Birmingham - Jan. 20-21, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baltimore - Jan. 20-21, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Colorado Herp Society Meeting - Jan. 20, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Orlando - Jan. 27-28, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Oklahoma City - Jan. 27-28, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  New England Reptile Expo - Jan. 28, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Feb. 01, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Jackson - Feb. 03-04, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Charleston - Feb. 03-04, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Jacksonville Herp Society Meeting - Feb. 03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 

Russian courtship


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Tortoise Forum ]

Posted by cagrlalwys on April 25, 2003 at 18:08:35:

In Reply to: Russian courtship posted by jrmdds on April 25, 2003 at 16:34:00:

Sometimes females will do that if they are about ready to lay their eggs. Have you witnessed an actual mating between the two and if so how long ago? It could be that she is gravid. :)

:I've heard that Russian males (tortoises, that is) are aggressive during courtship, but can the female exhibit this behavior as well? I'm about 99% percent sure of the sexes of my torts, but today I witnessed head bobbing and and an aggressive move where my female flipped the male on to his back. She also does a lot of mouth opening (no sounds though). The male seems a little interested, but she's pretty rough. Any insight?





Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Tortoise Forum ]