Determining sex

mcallahan129

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Hi All,
I am looking at adopting a Sulcata and was wondering if y’all could help me determine the sex based on photos.
Thank you!

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SweetGreekTorts

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Here's a photo to help. The plastron end by the tail is wider in males, which I see in yours. That's why I suggested yours is a male. ce88f6973ff49f55666d40ac9d034bb5--turtles.jpeg
 

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The tortoise is showing mixed characteristics. The gular is very small (female) and yet the anal scutes are spread such as male. It appears the tail is also a bit on the large side. I think maybe this is still a bit too small to determine correctly, but if you hold a hot iron to my feet, I'd go with male.
 

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That is a male. I think the angle of the photo is misleading on the gulars. A photo from straight above of the full plastron would help - showing the gular development. (the gulars are the frontmost scutes directly under the chin in the plastron)
 

mcallahan129

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