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Determining RES sex

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:38 pm
by Whittley
So back in July I won a RES at my city's fair when he was barely a full inch. I measured him yesterday and he's finally four inches now
From looking at his characteristics I'm guessing he's male, but I would like an opinion from someone who's experienced. Thanks

Re: Determining RES sex

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:19 pm
by Kansasslider
Male

Re: Determining RES sex

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:09 pm
by steve
Yup. Congrats!

Re: Determining RES sex

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:28 pm
by Kansasslider
His claws didn't really give it away for me but that fat ole tail did.:-) And the position of the cloaca.

Re: Determining RES sex

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:16 pm
by Whittley
Thank you! Now I can finally relax and not panic about him growing twelve inches ha

Re: Determining RES sex

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:20 pm
by Kansasslider
Your cute! That's actually funny.

Re: Determining RES sex

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:25 pm
by Kansasslider
I have a 3 year old female that is about 6" And I love her. If she keeps getting bigger I guess I build an outdoor pond and buy a 600 gallon stock tank. Whatever it takes to make her life comfortable.Welcome to turtle owning!

Re: Determining RES sex

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:52 am
by steve
My RES are about 12 years old now, and not even close to 12". She's around 7.5 and the male is 5.5 ish. I need to remeasure soon, but look into that forever home :)

Re: Determining RES sex

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:58 pm
by mythicalpet
Male