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I have a breeding pair of keyholes. They are relatively new, but have already laid eggs about 5 or 6 times in a couple of months. Recently, the male has started exhibiting a new behavior towards the female. He bumps her, usually just under the chin or sometimes mouth-to-mouth or on her side. It does not seem to be an agressive behavior and she does not seem to be disturbed by it.

Is this a courtship behavior?

P.S. As others have indicated on this board, my keyholes are not shy at all. The male is actually quite agressive, but usually only when they are breeding.
 

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That type of nudge is pretty common in bonded pairs. You should see them rub against eachother a lot in one way or another, and it's just their way of communicating things between themselves.
 
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