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playingeet

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This is my first tortoise that I got about a year and a half ago, and when I went to look at him He had no heat and was set next to the ac vent, thus causing a respiratory problem. I felt so bad I had to take him home. Well I would like to know male or female and any thing you might see to help me take care of him better, Does his plastron look abnormal? Thanks
 

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She is beautiful! And great save! :cool: I am pretty new to the tort world so I have a questions for everyone. I keep trying to guess the sex when asked and seems I am almost ALWAYS wrong. Now I would have said male becuase the points near tale form more of a v then a u. So what are we looking at... lol :D (I am going to get this yet.)
 

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I agree :) female

Can you take a picture of her carapace (top shell) from down on her? As opposed to the side shot you took. I should be able to figure out her subspecies than. :D

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So here is her carapace
 

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Ha, yeah I was wondering about the name myself. I like the name Sherwin because it means swift....(which she is not at all). I might have to think about the name. Any guess as to the subspecies?
 

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Jessicap said:
She is beautiful! And great save! :cool: I am pretty new to the tort world so I have a questions for everyone. I keep trying to guess the sex when asked and seems I am almost ALWAYS wrong. Now I would have said male becuase the points near tale form more of a v then a u. So what are we looking at... lol :D (I am going to get this yet.)

On the Mediterranean type tortoises the male's tail is really, I mean REALLY big and fat. So this little tail was a good clue.
 

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I would say female :) I'm no expert though :p But I'm happy because I thought female before I even read the comments! Hhahah :)
 
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