Please help sexing my 8 inches red foot tortoise!

carlosg

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Hi all,

Here are pictures from all sides of my RF tortoise, could you please help sexing?

Cheers, Carlos

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Hi all,

Here are pictures from all sides of my RF tortoise, could you please help sexing?

Cheers, Carlos
It is still a bit young to tell for sure, but it appears to be tending toward being a male.
 

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It is still a bit young to tell for sure, but it appears to be tending toward being a male.
I'm not that familiar with RF. Isn't the shape of the shell, the way it slants towards the rear abnormal and a sign of mbd?
 

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Post pictures of the enclosure, lighting, diet heat source etc.
It appears male by the shape of the scutes but tail looks small like a female.
However if my concern of the slanting shell is true then that could play a role in its development.
 

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I got this RF from a friend last month, eats good, very active, walks a lot and in a normal way. This is the enclosure I built for he/her (9x6). Humidity is always around 80%. The first picture when it was unfinished; the second and the third from inside after it's done.

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Post pictures of the enclosure, lighting, diet heat source etc.
It appears male by the shape of the scutes but tail looks small like a female.
However if my concern of the slanting shell is true then that could play a role in its development.
Someone after seeing the tail picture told me it's a male tale, because females have a round hole; and males a little elongated hole.
 

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Someone after seeing the tail picture told me it's a male tale, because females have a round hole; and males a little elongated hole.
I am going by size of tail. Seems small for a Male. Should be much larger. That where still being too young could play a part or if my suspicious of mbd are correct. Hopefully just too young yet.
@Yvonne G does this tort appear to have mbd?
 

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I am going by size of tail. Seems small for a Male. Should be much larger. That where still being too young could play a part or if my suspicious of mbd are correct. Hopefully just too young yet.
@Yvonne G does this tort appear to have mbd?
You see that a lot in CB tortoises. I would just be sure the tortoise gets his calcium and d3.
 

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If this tortoise is indeed 8 years old id say really small female. It looks much younger to me though. My 2 year old Cherry head is 7" long. Without any info, I'd guess this is an immature juvenile.
 
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