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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 8:40 pm   Yellow belly male or female

Hello my family and I have our turtle Chubby. Chubby is almost a year old and we would like to know is Chubby is a male or female can anyone help?
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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:17 am   Re: Yellow belly male or female

Hello and welcome , Next to impossible at that young of age to tell. Until it reaches sexual maturity at 3-4 years it's a guess.
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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:59 am   Re: Yellow belly male or female

Really? Ugh we had heard once they get to be about 4-5 inches you can tell. I guess not
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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 12:39 pm   Re: Yellow belly male or female

You are correct , true for most. There are so many variable's like overfeeding that can contribute to size and others like the DNA line along with each turtle is different. Most breeds with a balance diet and proper habitat yes at 4-5" could reach sexual maturity in that time frame. I go by the (cloaca) for the sex but I do tell some beginners to pick a unisex name just in case they made a wrong guess. Haha !

PS : with RES's males reach it fast than females and most of us has no idea how old one is unless you hatched it from an egg. Size more than age that's the old school way.
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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:16 pm   Re: Yellow belly male or female

Lol thank you! We can't tell with the cloaca . I wish I could attach pictures on this -_- lol
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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:04 am   Re: Yellow belly male or female

How big is Chubby?
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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 7:52 am   Re: Yellow belly male or female

About 6 inches
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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:39 am   Re: Yellow belly male or female

Likely a female then. Pretty big at only a year old.
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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:42 am   Re: Yellow belly male or female

Bewildered ? first post "Chubby almost a year old" and then later (About 6 inches) Could have meant you have Chubby almost a year , was not a baby when you got Chubby ? That's BIG !
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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:58 am   Re: Yellow belly male or female

Yes Chubby was just a hatching when being part of our family that's why I say almost a year because we don't know exactly what day chubby was born
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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 12:42 pm   Re: Yellow belly male or female

That's great ! Likely female as Steve said? What your secret formula any steroids? Haha ! I hate to see her Daddy and Mon what DNA ! Could be on pace for record yellow belly.
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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:37 pm   Re: Yellow belly male or female

LOL no no steroids! Chubby just loooves to eat! Lol so the females grow faster?
The tail seems long narrow but with a stub on top
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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:37 pm   Re: Yellow belly male or female

LOL no no steroids! Chubby just loooves to eat! Lol so the females grow faster?
The tail seems long narrow but with a stub on top
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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 4:06 pm   Re: Yellow belly male or female

That's how "Piggley" got his name. Also the shenanigan's he pulls ! Just like the cartoon show (Piggley Winks) the grandkids named him for.

Any pictures , claws , tail...?
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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 4:35 pm   Re: Yellow belly male or female

Yea I have some pictures just trying to figure out how to attach them LOL keeps saying they are too big
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