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Melina367

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Hello i have had this baby African Sulcata desert tortoise for about 2 or 3 months now and she is healthy and she is growing. The thing is i havent named it!! I have no idea how to tell if it's male or female. Can you tell when they're babies? or do you have to wait 3 or 4 years until they grow? If you do have to wait until they grow how do you tell if it's male or female?? i just wanna name it!! :p :tort:
 

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You pretty much can only guess at this stage, unless you have it tested. If you know what temperature it was incubated, that too can help give you a bit better idea, but still would just be a guess. So I would advise giving a generic name that works for both genders. Or just name it how it looks or seems to you. To be honest, your tortoise will never care what you call it. :rolleyes:
 

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I prefer to use names that can go either way for the babies that I can't tell for sure what the gender is. My Sulcatas are named Kasey, Kendall, Dee, Dusty, and Devon, all names that can be for a boy OR a girl ;)
 

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Oh thanks!! Umm.... i think i'll name it rocky is that a good tortoise name?? well i don't know hhaha
 

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Az tortoise compound said:
Post a picture please...

mmk i don't have really good pictures like you could hardly see it.
 

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I'm not even gonna say it. I'm sure someone else will cover it....
 

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Please read the sulcata care sheets.. Substrates, diet, humidity.. Its VERY important...
I have a Rocky.. its a boy.. :)
 

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Yup, Laura said it. :) Rabbit pellets bad. I see some bumps already. You are in need of some humidity.
 

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