Boy or Girl???

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murple

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Hi all,

Can you help I was given this 4 yr old tortoise by a friend recently who told me she was a girl. But her/his tail looks a little long to me.

Can you help?

Thanks Jeni:tort: photo 2 (2).JPG photo 1 (2).JPG photo 3 (2).JPG
 
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murple

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Eweezyfosheezy said:
The pictures are kinda small and blurry but it looks like a male to me. :)

Yes a bit blurry he/she didnt like his/her bits being photographed!

Thanks:tort:

wrmitchell22 said:
I can't tell at all the pics are too fuzzy

Ill try and get a few more.


I have uploaded a few more pics. Hopefully they are a bit clearer. Opinions welcomed!

Jen:tort: photo 1 (4).JPG photo 1 (3).JPG photo 5 (2).JPG
 
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Boy, and more than likely older than 4 years. Looks like a full grown male Russian tortoise.
 

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emysemys said:
Boy, and more than likely older than 4 years. Looks like a full grown male Russian tortoise.
Thanks Yvonne, I have begun to think a boy. However what you say about age is interesting as she has had it since a baby 4 yrs ago and this was the smaller of the two she had. The other one kept bullying this one which is why she asked me to home it.

She'll have to go through a gender change now. No more Esme, Reggie it is!

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I would agree with the male ID longs tails are usually indicative of a male. as for the age we often see so called young russians sold at the pet stores that are actually many years if not decades older than they appear to be, but if your friend had him since a hatchling then I would say 4 is a good guess.
Welcome and enjoy your russian they are great I have 3 myself.
 
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