Age and sex ??

mattyd

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Hi
By any chance could any roughly tell me the age of my tortoise?
And maybe the sex? I was told it was a girl by my sister when I got it but now I'm not sure what sex it is?? She told me the other day she didn't know? Can anyone help? I think it maybe roughly 4-5 years old , I have had it since my sister let me take it around 3-4 years ago and I'm pretty sure it was around. 6 months old to a year old but is there anyway of confirming my age and sex? ImageUploadedByTortForum1389652787915019 ImageUploadedByTortForum1389652808243244
 
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How big (long) is the tortoise?

Can you post a picture of the underside and its tail? We'll need to see its rear to get an idea of its sex.


And... Welcome to the forum!!! :)
 

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Cheers!
Il post another picture tonight.
He or she is 95mm long?
Also is there a size to weight ratio best works?

Thanks
 

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Are these pictures any good for anyone to maybe confirm the sex of my tortoise?
Thanks
 
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Still a little too small to sex, IMO. I'd wait until that one grows another 3 or 4 cms in legnth. Right now, its got a smallish tail that could indicate female, but that could change as the animal reaches maturity.
 

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Boy am I happy when I seen the Intro says ( Age and sex ? ) I thought you were asking me :) I'm happy I was wrong
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mattyd said:
Hi
By any chance could any roughly tell me the age of my tortoise?
And maybe the sex? I was told it was a girl by my sister when I got it but now I'm not sure what sex it is?? She told me the other day she didn't know? Can anyone help? I think it maybe roughly 4-5 years old , I have had it since my sister let me take it around 3-4 years ago and I'm pretty sure it was around. 6 months old to a year old but is there anyway of confirming my age and sex?

Yeah, it looks to be around 4 or 5 years of age. We can't tell the sex unless we can see the tail.
 

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Ok thanks for that , il try get a better picture of his/hers tail, bit closer up.....I read somewhere that males have a bit of a hooked tail?? Is this true?
Coz I think I see a little hook there .

Thanks : )
 

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Yes, males have a little hook nodule thingy at the end of the tail, but females can develop one too. The easiest way to tell the difference between males and females is by tail size. Males russians grow a huge tail while females' tails remain small.
 

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