Male or Female Sulcata

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Hey guys! I would appreciatte it if somebody could help me identify this sulcata as a male or female. I bought as a female and she/he is 12 inches and has a shorter tail than my obvious male who displays his manhood often. Well I was spraying off her plastron this morning and her "privates" came out. Does this now mean its a male because it only came out a little and my males comes out a lot farther and is bigger. Can females expose their reproductive parts also? Thanks so much!


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Male. Eventually, those anal scutes will widen more and the tail will elongate and thicken.
 

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Thanks!! Dang I'm disappointed now. It's weird cuz it's plastron is perfectly smooth and tail is really short. My other males tail is twice has long and has a conclaved plastron and is only one inch bigger than this one.


*concaved
 

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Hi.i got the same problem what u have....have u seen her or now his private parts more often then once? How long was it out for?

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I have NEVER seen this one do it till today. I was just gonna wash off its plastron so I could show the anal acutes and get everyone's opinion if it was male or female. But when I was spraying the tail and anal scutes with a hose that's when it came out and only for like 5 seconds.
 

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I hope it wasn't a guarantee female.. they rarely are... unless it was a Money Back type of guarantee!
 

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Well I got it from somebody on Craigslist who swore it was female but of course I knew it wasn't probably for sure female cuz I didn't get it from a breeder. I was just hoping it was and I was just looking for a possible future breeder for my male down the road but it looks like that's not gonna work now lol
 

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Well to make u feel better,i probably have also two males. :-(

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I hope you didn't pay too much

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Some male sulcatas' plastron will show the concave when they are pretty young, and some stay flat until the tortoise is over 50lbs. You can't go by a concave plastron. You have to look at the tail and the anal scutes. And sometimes the gular.
 

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Now that you know you have two males, it's time to think about separating them. Even if they seem to get along, it may not actually be the case. One will dominate and possible harm the other. Watch for signs of bullying since that can cause eventual death in one of your sullies.
 

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They've never shown any aggression towards each other but yea ill def keep any eye out for that. They are housed with three other Sulcatas also which are between 8-10 inches. They all get along great. At least for now lol
 

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At what size did you buy this one?
 

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U need to build them something big,best outside

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Very nice,i love it.do they have their house outside too.to sleep in

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How many sullies u have 5 ?

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They do have a shelter outside but I bring them inside every night just cuz I'm to paranoid to leave them outside lol they have a 8ft x 5ft cage inside for now. I'll be building a bigger inside cage for them in a few months.


Yes I have 5.
 
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