Help sexing my star

ben32hayt

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Hi I have a juvenile indian star tortoise and was wondering his/her sex. I decided it was time to post some pictures of him/her and see what you guys think. From reading Jerry D. Fife's book written on star tortoises my best guess is that he/she is a female. I do know my star has very bad pyramiding, I did not raise him/her that way s/he was bought with the deformities :(
Here are the pictures I took with my bad camera:
 

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Most juveniles do look female, but that is because they aren't fully developed. A good rule is that if the cloaca is past the plastral ridge, nearer to the tip of the tail, it is a male. You're right, from what I can tell, your tort does look female, but I think 3" is probably too early to tell.
 

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i also think she's a female.... looking at the flat plastron... and the anal scutes are u shaped and broad open...
 
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