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Is my RES pregnant? How can I tell?

long story short i adopted two neglected turtles about a month ago. I was told one was a boy and one was a girl. though neither of them have longer tails or longer claws than the other, so i thought the people mustve been wrong and they were both girls. about a week ago i caught the smaller of the two doing the mating dance at the larger. 4 days ago i caught the larger one doing it to the smaller one. then i added another turtle 2 days ago, one that i know 100% for sure is a male. and the medium sized turtle and the large turtle has been doing mating dances back and forth for 2 days. no fighting. just the mating call and the medium sized turtle tried to actually mount the large male turtle. the medium sized turtle is pretty hard between the hind legs and tail. so is the smallest. Its safe to assume even if one had gotten pregnant that i wouldnt feel eggs within two days. but is it possible one is pregnant from before? and how can i tell for sure. and if not how do i identify for sure what sex each turtle is. as i said both my smaller turtles have short claws. any help is apprieciated. also. im new to this site and tried to post this earlier and somehow it ended up in the feeding forum, how can i delete that i cant figure it out :-X
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I am thinking that if the turtles are too small or too young yet to sex then they are likely not mature enough yet to breed. Mine is 5 and for the longest time we could not tell what "she" was... until "she" reached about 5 years old and major changes happened. I'm convinced now that "she" is a HE. But mine has no front feet, I can only tell by the location of the Cloaca and the extremely long back toe nails. You could possible have 3 males which will likely pose a problem for territory in time. I've been told you can keep females together easily but not males. I could be wrong.
Also if they were sexually mature and the female is pregnant with eggs, you should be able to gently put your fingers into the space in front of her legs and feel the eggs. She would then also need a place to lay her eggs so as to not become egg bound.

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