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Male or Female?

Discussion in 'American box turtles' started by EricL, Jun 13, 2019.

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  1. EricL

    EricL Member

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    Long story short, a seller had multiple eastern box turtle females for sale and they were numbered, I ordered a number and received a different turtle than ordered. I am not very picky, the animal I received is in great condition and has nice color. However, I just wanted a second opinion that it is a female, before I contact the company and tell them they sent me the wrong turtle. If it turns out to be female, I will probably keep it to be honest.

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    Male. Sorry. it stinks ordering online and not getting the turtle you were promised.
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    Looks female to me
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    Hard to tell with it still being young
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    The vent is way past the shell. And the tail long. That is not a female.
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    I have to agree with Colleen, looks Male to me. The tail length and the vent position outside of the shell say male. Looks like the plastron is starting to develop some concavity too.
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    The plastron definitely has a slight concavity, and when I noticed the vent being much further down the tail when comparing to other adult female's I have, I was questioning it. I do not want to be the one to find out in a few years when he/she becomes mature that it is indeed a male. When I do not need another male.

    Thank you guys for your input!
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    It's a young male
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