Turtle Behavior Videos

Food Fights & Fights with Food

Box Turtle Courtship

Two of our turtles are shown courting. On the left, the male mounts the female and tries to entice her by scraping his jaw along the edge of her shell near her head. She doesn’t seem very interested – turn on your audio to hear her hissing and trying to walk away. On the right, taken a little later, the male is still avidly scraping his jaw and she seems a little more interested.