Can you help me identify the gender?

Tortoise8

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I got two baby tortoises before knowing that it’s not a good idea to keep two. I’m not sure if they’re female or male but if they’re both female , would it be harmless to keep them both?

can you help me identify the gender?
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How old are these? Characteristics look female but they fit in your hand so they are young and that means it is pretty inconclusive, their shells change a lot over their first 5 years.
 

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Yeah, young tortoises all look female. It takes a couple years for them to start to show male characteristics.

As far as keeping them together, it doesn't matter what gender they are...they'll bully and fight, even the girls. Occasionally 3 can work out, but even that is hit or miss. You could try it, but could also end up with 3 torts that each need an enclosure.
 
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