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Old 03-01-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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Female or Male

Can someone please tell me if my turtle is male or female??



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Old 03-01-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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I can't tell.... I've read males have thicker tails and nails as females are the opposite and something about a concave shape by their private part. And that ideally, turtles should be about 3 or4 inches when identifying the sex?

I also know that females turtles grow bigger than male turtles... I have 3 and 2 out of the 3 has grown bigger and faster than the other one but I might just end up posting pics up here too asking one day =)

I'm not sure I was any help.. but I'm sure someone else here can =)
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:14 PM   #3
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you cant tell until they have about five inches of shell, which would be adult sized.

the shell doesnt tell u anything. its the tail and males have long claws.

you usually cant tell for 3 years.
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:36 PM   #4
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Its too young to tell but I would guess a female.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:05 PM   #5
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Dear Ioanne86:

I'm not sure, but this little turtle looks very robust to be a baby. Is it possible that it is an adult pigmy? It looks female. Check your petshop chain stores for more information. If it is an adult, I would love to have one this size. But, I guess I'm only dreaming. The color is very bright like a baby turtle, but it still looks very robust. Where did you get it?

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Old 07-12-2009, 10:53 PM   #6
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Hi, I can't tell unless she was sideways, I will tell you how you can tell though. If it's shell is flat underneath, it's a female and the males are arched for mounting the female. From that angle though its hard to tell but looks like a female. Hope I was of some help.

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Old 07-28-2009, 10:22 PM   #7
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LOANNE86: ID Turtle?

I looked up picture in my turtle pamphlets and it looks like a baby Map Turtle.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:27 PM   #8
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The turtle is still a bit young, but it looks like it is a MALE. you can tell by the front claws and the tail.

I have had my turtle since she was born and she is 23 years old now.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:28 PM   #9
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Talking MissSara: What kind of turtle is yours?

The chubby little turtle pictured does look like a male. Is it a map turtle?
I love the pretty little ringletts on it's shell.

I want to learn more about your turtle. Please email me or post more information. Thank you.

I can hardly wait to tell people that my turtle is 23 years old! My RES turtle is only 9-years old.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:00 PM   #10
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This will help a lot with sexing a turtle
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