General Care Discussion :: How long do I have?

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:33 pm   How long do I have?

1-yr old, 5", and 2-yr-old, 6". Presumed both were female but they are breeding. Male is the smaller one. How long do I have to provide nest? Thanks
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:42 pm   Re: How long do I have?

It will vary, but it's not recommend to let them breed. Mature males will also need to be kept separate from other turtles.
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:44 pm   Re: How long do I have?

Thank you. Is a 1-yr-old male "mature?"
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:48 pm   Re: How long do I have?

Depends on the size, but a 1-yr old at 5" is pretty big and probably close to being able to lay eggs (though probably not healthy ones).
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