Hello! Introduction and Gender Identification

alfie_the_tortoise

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Hello! I just recently adopted my little Alfie, and was wondering if anyone could identify what gender Alfie is, and/or if you have any tips for me about rasing Alfie. I know it's really to identify the gender at this time, but do you have any guesses? The breeder said he's 90% sure it's a girl, but I still can't be sure. Here's a pic alfie gender.jpg
 

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Welcome to the forum!

There is no way to know until it’s 14-16 inches, but here are some care tips! Be sure to come back with questions if you have any :)
How To Raise A Healthy Sulcata Or Leopard, Version 2.0 https://tortoiseforum.org/index.php...ealthy-Sulcata-Or-Leopard,-Version-2.0.79895/

For Those Who Have a Young Sulcata... https://tortoiseforum.org/index.php?threads/For-Those-Who-Have-a-Young-Sulcata....76744/

Beginner Mistakes https://tortoiseforum.org/index.php?threads/Beginner-Mistakes.45180/
 

alfie_the_tortoise

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Welcome to the forum!

There is no way to know until it’s 14-16 inches, but here are some care tips! Be sure to come back with questions if you have any :)
How To Raise A Healthy Sulcata Or Leopard, Version 2.0 https://tortoiseforum.org/index.php?threads/How-To-Raise-A-Healthy-Sulcata-Or-Leopard,-Version-2.0.79895/

For Those Who Have a Young Sulcata... https://tortoiseforum.org/index.php?threads/For-Those-Who-Have-a-Young-Sulcata....76744/

Beginner Mistakes https://tortoiseforum.org/index.php?threads/Beginner-Mistakes.45180/
Thanks :) :tort:
 

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Hello!The breeder said he's 90% sure it's a girl, but I still can't be sure.
Well I’m 50% sure it’s a male,
And
I’m 50% sure it’s a female
So my figurin ‘ gives a 100% chance to be one or the other and the best the breeder could give you was 90%. Lol. Just enjoy your tortoise. [emoji217]
 

alfie_the_tortoise

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Thanks so much guys. Do you know what humidity I need to keep the enclosure at? And what are the main causes of pyramiding, at first I heard it was diet, but now I am hearing the main factor is low humidity.
 

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Well I’m 50% sure it’s a male,
And
I’m 50% sure it’s a female
So my figurin ‘ gives a 100% chance to be one or the other and the best the breeder could give you was 90%. Lol. Just enjoy your tortoise. [emoji217]
[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]wellllll... ya don’t sayyy!
 

EllieMay

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Thanks so much guys. Do you know what humidity I need to keep the enclosure at? And what are the main causes of pyramiding, at first I heard it was diet, but now I am hearing the main factor is low humidity.
Keep it at 80% or above... and the main factor is humidity.. These people are experts and have much “real experience” to back up their knowledge. How is Alphie doing? He sure is a cutie! Welcome[emoji16]

You are in the right place to raise a happy and healthy tortoise. You can do a search on most questions and find your answers ASAP!
 

Emily Contreras

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I just guess. Mine is probably a female. but I call her a him because I named her saturn and i call all my animals a HE (excluding my dog)

I heard if the temperature they are hatched in is hotter it is a female. And my baby wasn't hatched in an incubator. It was hatched in a hot arizona heat. So depending on what yours is raised on could identify its gender.
 

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Let's do the spur test : If the predominant spurs on the back legs are the same size - male. If one is larger than the other - female
 

alfie_the_tortoise

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Keep it at 80% or above... and the main factor is humidity.. These people are experts and have much “real experience” to back up their knowledge. How is Alphie doing? He sure is a cutie! Welcome[emoji16]

You are in the right place to raise a happy and healthy tortoise. You can do a search on most questions and find your answers ASAP!
Thank you so much, Alfie’s doing great. :)
[emoji217]
 

alfie_the_tortoise

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I just guess. Mine is probably a female. but I call her a him because I named her saturn and i call all my animals a HE (excluding my dog)

I heard if the temperature they are hatched in is hotter it is a female. And my baby wasn't hatched in an incubator. It was hatched in a hot arizona heat. So depending on what yours is raised on could identify its gender.
The breeder said the incubator was the right temperature for a female, but he’s still not sure.
 

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