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Sexing Russian tortoises

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  1. Martyn1985

    Martyn1985 New Member

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    2F8B7DD0-D92E-43EB-9821-FC8418B39744.jpeg F4F97AB4-181B-4AF9-8826-B7917FBA725B.jpeg Hi

    Can anyone please tell me if these are male or female. I have a male and female already and want more but I don’t want another male. So I would like to double check before I buy them.

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    Martyn
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    Looks female to me.
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    It is 2 different tortoise. I was thinking female but wasn’t 100% sure.
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    Both look female
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    Thank you for your help it’s appreciated.
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    I also agree with that! Both look female to me as well. Can usually tell by the round cloaca.
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    That’s what I was thinking but better to get more opinions to be safe.
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    How old are they?
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    The person I’m buying them from is unsure. They said they are around 10cm so I’m guessing fairly young.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    You would know if you had a male. The tail is grossly big!
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    Yeah I have a male and the tail is much bigger. I just wasn’t sure if it was different in younger tortoises
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