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Sexuality of star tortoises

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  1. Dilpra

    Dilpra New Member

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    I got 2 pairs of star tortoises, one big pair and other one is a small pair, i tried to identify their sexuality with my basic knowledge, but i coudn't identify them exactly, could you please help me to identify them..

    here are photos of them and they are in correct rotations.first one is small pair

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    The photos are too small for me to see on my little screen, but you should look for plastron concavity in males and flat plastrons in females. Also look at tail size. Females have much smaller tails than males.
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    I know nothing about the star tortoises, but to my uneducated eye it looks like the first pair is male and female (female on the right), but both the other pair look male to me.
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    How big are they? From the pictures they look well old enough to be sexually mature. It a bit hard to see the size of the tail from the angle with it pointing straight up. Also cannot see from this if there is plastron concavity. Perhaps there is on the bottom left? But that tail looks female!~ From what I see, they all look female.
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    The second two are both female for sure.

    The first two, the one on the right is female and my first thought was that the left one is male. It's a bit hard to tell because the skin color is the same color as the ground. I would suggest a second round of pictures with their plastrons faced straight at the camera.
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    Top picture left is male right is female. Bottom picture they both look female. However the bottom left one looks like it might have concavity but that could just be the picture.
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    Photo round 2 (big pair)

    Here is the big pair, i captured kind of different angles they are about 9-10 inches..and big one( suspect as female) is about 10 inches. I think small one( suspect as a male) is much older than the other

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    Photo round 2 (small pair)

    Here is the small pair, both of them are about 6-7 inches, i agree with most of you all. I feel left side one is a male

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    Neal Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    These new pictures are helpful.

    I think you have four females.
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    I agree all look female.
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    I'll stick with my original assessment - 4 females.
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    My original thought was all female - then I started second guessing on the one possibly being male, but the last set of photos has me thinking female again.
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    They all look female to me as well.

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    Ohh thank you guys...!!
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