Turr Tull is not eating. This time of the year he spends his time looking for a mate. He won't take the time to eat or sleep! He roams the property day and night. He bangs his shell on the side of the house--always at the same place. He scratches on the back door--and if I let him in he will search through the whole house. I am up most of the night and Turr Tull can't sleep either. Once we brought home a mate for him but Turr Tull hated her! They would hiss and bite each other on the neck. They fought and chased each other for two days. We finally separated them and found a home for the new one.
We tried once more and brought home another one-- made sure it was female, but she didn't want him either. Maybe it is just the way they court each other, but he was too aggressive. She spent the whole time trying to get away from him! I feel sorry for him this time of the year. I know he needs to be in the wild, but after being in captivity all these years, he will never be able to survive on his own. He does have a pretty easy life though--He sleeps all winter and has food and water delivered to him each day!