sex to Kiko

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asecca
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sex to Kiko

Post by asecca » 06 Mar 2018, 21:07

In theory it is 4 years old and measures 12, 5 cms and weighs approximately 250 grs. They sold it to me as a male. The vet suspects that she may be a female, I know she is still small, but what do you think?
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Nina
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Re: sex to Kiko

Post by Nina » 06 Mar 2018, 22:24

Hi Asecca,

It is really difficult to tell the sex of a tortoise before they are about 5 or 6 years old, or of a sufficient size, and with Horsfields they do mainly tend to look female until a certain age and then all of a sudden the tail seems to grow longer and they are obviously male. If I had to guess i would say that Kiko is female.
Here is a little guide to sexing Horsfields
http://tortaddiction.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... ex-of.html
I hope it is helpful, but you might just have to wait. Keep sending us photos as she gets older and we'll keep trying to get a verdict for you!

Nina

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Re: sex to Kiko

Post by asecca » 08 Mar 2018, 17:51

Excellent link !! ..... apparently is a young female that can be male in the future ... hahahahaha.
just wait.

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Re: sex to Kiko

Post by Nina » 08 Mar 2018, 18:07

Ha, ha -- tortoises certainly are mysterious creatures!

Nina

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