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Male or Female?

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by TurtisTime, Jul 22, 2019.

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  1. TurtisTime

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    This is Michelle. I think she’s a female, can someone confirm? Or is it too soon to tell?
    She is 12” long across her plastron. Not sure how much she weighs (need a new scale) or how old she is. I’m guessing around 4-5 years old? Any feed back appreciated!

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    Not sure if quite large enough yet but males will have a slight concave plastron
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    Your tortoise is too young/small to tell the sex yet. It looks a bit female, but that can change and male secondary sexual characteristics can start developing yet at this size. I don't count a female as a female until it is 16" and 16 lbs. At 16" I know it is large enough to have developed some male characteristics if it is a male.
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    Thank you for the info!
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