Asian box turtles have their own interesting courtship. The male and female face each other, with outstretched necks, moving their heads into a shape of an infinity symbol. However, the male can be very aggressive during courtship, chasing the female and biting her on its neck.
The South Asian box turtle gets its name from the ability to box itself up completely within its shell. This is due to the hinged lower shell, which, like other box turtles, can be folded up when the head is withdrawn, securely protecting the animal from any predators.
The South Asian keeled box turtle is primarily nocturnal and spends most of its day hiding under piles of leaf litter along the banks of streams.