Boy or Girl please?

Yvonne G

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Probably male, but still a bit too small to say for sure.
 

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How old do they need to be to know for sure? A zoo/rescue would take it if is a girl. Turbo is about 5 years old now.
 

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It goes by size rather than age. I'd say he's right on the cusp of changing. You should know for sure in a few more months.
 

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I need to be able to see the tail. Can you get another pic? Have someone hold the tortoise against their torso with its head pointing toward the sky and get in there and get a close up of the tail.

Like this:
Female Sulcata.jpg

Male Sulcata.jpg

You can usually tell when they are 14-16" long. Yours is looking male to me since the whole anal scute opening looks like it is filled with tail, but I'll reserve judgment until I see a better pic.
 

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Oh ok...I will tomorrow. Turbo just went to bed in his new hay and he is very comfy...lol Thank you!
 
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