Sexing via Endoscopy

PA2019

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Does anyone (especially those in FL) have any experience with sexing via endoscopy? I understand the mechanics, but am curious if there is a minimum size or weight that is needed, how accurate the results are, and any idea on what it might cost for 1-10 hatchlings or how much you spent for the procedure. I imagine radiated and Aldabra keepers would be most likely to use this procedure. @ALDABRAMAN @Sterant
 

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Hi. The process is accurate if you use someone that has done a lot of them. The older the animal is, the more accurate the results. I think the weight minimum is about 140g. The University of Georgia is a good place to go. They charge a setup fee of something around $500 and then around $100 per tortoise to do the procedure so it is most cost effective to sex groups.
 

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I've had the procedure done on small birds several times, but never on a chelonian. It was pretty cheap for birds.
 
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