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I went out to feed what I have thought were my two female redfoots. I heard what sounded like a frog in the pen, but when I lifted the hide cover, I see the big one humping the smaller one, making groaning noises. I turned "her" over to snap a pic, but what I got isn't much. It looked like a pink cherry was poking out of the cloaka. It looked just like her outside - like it was flipping inside out. Is that a penis? Sure doesn't look like the pix I've seen. Anyway, here are the two pix I was able to get. Thanks, k
 

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It's a tail and poop shoot. Is the plastron concaved? He looks to be Male as it looks like his plastron is concaved. But looks female with the small tail and curved tail scute.
If you have one of each now, and it isnt two females any more seperate them. If they both are males they need to be separated too.
 

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I went out to feed what I have thought were my two female redfoots. I heard what sounded like a frog in the pen, but when I lifted the hide cover, I see the big one humping the smaller one, making groaning noises. I turned "her" over to snap a pic, but what I got isn't much. It looked like a pink cherry was poking out of the cloaka. It looked just like her outside - like it was flipping inside out. Is that a penis? Sure doesn't look like the pix I've seen. Anyway, here are the two pix I was able to get. Thanks, k
That's a girl. Not really sure what's in the picture. The clucking noise is usually something males do when they're feeling frisky. I guess females do it too?
 

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That's a girl. Not really sure what's in the picture. The clucking noise is usually something males do when they're feeling frisky. I guess females do it too?
I had posted pix of them last year when they were three (four this past April), and the consensus was they were both female. I'll get better pix tomorrow. A couple of tarts. LOL Thanks
 

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Yes, his/her plastron is concave, but again, it's confusing because his/her tail is so short, but tomorrow I will split the pen and get a second pond for them. Thankfully, its a nice big pen. I will also get good pix of their plastrons and tails tomorrow in the daytime. Thanks
If the Plastron is concave then you really have a mystery on your hands. That tail definitely looks female. That's definitely odd.
 

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It's a tail and poop shoot. Is the plastron concaved? He looks to be Male as it looks like his plastron is concaved. But looks female with the small tail and curved tail scute.
If you have one of each now, and it isnt two females any more seperate them. If they both are males they need to be separated too.
Yes, his/her plastron is concave, but again, it's confusing because his/her tail is so short, but tomorrow I will split the pen and get a second pond for them. Thankfully, its a nice big pen. I will also get good pix of their plastrons and tails tomorrow in the daytime. Thanks
 

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I think it's female too. She may be wanting to breed. The females do that sometimes when they're interested in nesting.
 

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Okay, here are this morning's pix of the "girls." Maybe not so concave after all? This is the smaller one - Maka.
 

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This is Gamera - the "humper."
 

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I think Maka may be Male and the other female. Being only 4 years old, it could still be a bit early to sex 100%.
It does seem though that Maka tail would be bigger.
If they were mine, I would consider them both female for at least another year unless one flashes you proving to be Male or if the humper constantly tries humping the other, which cause a lot of stress for the female.
 
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