Box turtle breeding problems

by Sam griffeth
(New jersey)

I have had a male box turtle for about four years now and the other day I found a female and I know you can't just put them in the same cage they have to interact well and get along. Well I put the both of them on the floor and my male was biting at her back feet and trying to mount her but she would keep running away. I know this is mating but she is quite heavy is it possible he has a shell full of eggs and is trying to get the message across that she can't "do it" or what are the other possibilities?

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May 09, 2010
Mating Box Turtles
by: Shelly

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Keep it slow and steady.

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