Sexing rads :)

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Hey all

Just wondering what age can you tell the sex of radiated tortoises? I have two which I have named as girls, however I really am not sure I will try and snap up some photos later so you can all have a guess. they are aged 4 & 3 years so pretty young still. Thanks :)
 

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There is no way to be sure unless they are scoped or proven via breeding. Males look like females and females look like males I have seen both cases with proven breeders where sex is know. One could give a good guess though, call it an educated guess. Photos welcome!
 

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Yep. John is right on this one. Its very very difficult, even with full blown adults (14-16") to acurately sex them. They as john said look opposites and sometimes look identical.
 

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Thanks I will try get some pictures soon, I knew they are tricky to sex even at a large size which is frustrating really not knowing. Well in my heart my beauty's are little girlies I think it's because their so pretty xx
 

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X TORTOISE---MAD X said:
Thanks I will try get some pictures soon, I knew they are tricky to sex even at a large size which is frustrating really not knowing. Well in my heart my beauty's are little girlies I think it's because their so pretty xx
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bigred said:
X TORTOISE---MAD X said:
Thanks I will try get some pictures soon, I knew they are tricky to sex even at a large size which is frustrating really not knowing. Well in my heart my beauty's are little girlies I think it's because their so pretty xx
Maybe you will get lucky and have a male and a female
 

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bigred said:
X TORTOISE---MAD X said:
Thanks I will try get some pictures soon, I knew they are tricky to sex even at a large size which is frustrating really not knowing. Well in my heart my beauty's are little girlies I think it's because their so pretty xx
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bigred said:
X TORTOISE---MAD X said:
Thanks I will try get some pictures soon, I knew they are tricky to sex even at a large size which is frustrating really not knowing. Well in my heart my beauty's are little girlies I think it's because their so pretty xx
Maybe you will get lucky and have a male and a female
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These guys love this fruit of the cactus, They ram my hand when I try to get in between them and the fruit

Sorry I meant to post this as a new thread, didnt mean to hijack or post this on your thread
 

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X TORTOISE---MAD X said:
Thanks I will try get some pictures soon, I knew they are tricky to sex even at a large size which is frustrating really not knowing. Well in my heart my beauty's are little girlies I think it's because their so pretty xx
Love it! Boys are just not defined as pretty!
 

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allegraf said:
X TORTOISE---MAD X said:
Thanks I will try get some pictures soon, I knew they are tricky to sex even at a large size which is frustrating really not knowing. Well in my heart my beauty's are little girlies I think it's because their so pretty xx
Love it! Boys are just not defined as pretty!
It's their faces just so cute, all that's missing is little eye lashes for them to flutter :)
 
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