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Old 06-11-2012, 02:33 PM   #21
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I don't disagree with Lynne but quite a lot of our sexing of young tortoises on these pages turns out not to be accurate.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:49 PM   #22
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^^ I think it's probably safe to 'assume' you should wait until approx 2 years before getting a more reliable gender identification?


For a temporary distraction of Fiorano I've put half a coconut shell in the house - it's sort of tortoise shaped
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Next update...

I saw Valentino (the female) "humping" Fiorano today... bit of a role reversal I thought!.
Certainly raised my suspicions!

Anyway, bathing them today, and it does indeed appear that Valentino... (our confirmed twice female), is in fact also a male!!

So, it appears we have 2 gay tortoises
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Old 22-01-2013, 02:39 PM   #24
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Could it not be a dominance thing? One of my girls climbs on top of elvis quite oftern he doesn't seem to mind tho lol
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not unless "she" has a willy
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Old 22-01-2013, 02:53 PM   #26
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How big was the "willy"?

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Old 22-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #27
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Might not be a willy lol could be tho gay tortoises :0) why ever not
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Might not be a willy lol could be tho gay tortoises :0) why ever not
Any port in a storm as they say
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How big was the "willy"?

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I only saw a bit of it as it disappeared again, but it was about 'pea' size bless!
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Old 22-01-2013, 05:23 PM   #30
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Being only pea sized and seemingly not long, it very well could have been "girl parts". But by all means post a new plastron and tail picture.

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