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Old 17-08-2018, 05:25 PM   #11
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mmmm it's a conundrum. then again some of my females are a little more active than other males and I know Banjo Duo just sits a bit perplexed with all the activity subjected on him !! but he has been cajoled by his brother for years before he cam to me and bears the scares still. look forward to photos ! CB
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Old 17-08-2018, 08:33 PM   #12
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No, it's a frank typical male with long tail and convex plastron and nevertheless i saw the penis multiple times. No doubt about external organs, yet about internal ones it's my intention to investigate.
Not a pretty sight:0)
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Old 18-08-2018, 07:57 PM   #13
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I think they can be choosy, my adult male Marginted is very picky about his females, on the other hand my little old Herman will bonk literally anything
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Old 18-08-2018, 08:26 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=Lorebassi;675591]Of course it's a male, i have no photos right now but trust me, i need help but not that much

Well that put you in your place Gordon!
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Old 19-08-2018, 06:26 AM   #15
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Of course it's a male, i have no photos right now but trust me, i need help but not that much

Well that put you in your place Gordon!
I was going to reply but as we all know vets always know what they are talking about when it comes to tortoises unlike me.
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Old 19-08-2018, 10:06 AM   #16
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Likewise!!
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Old 19-08-2018, 01:34 PM   #17
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I was going to reply but as we all know vets always know what they are talking about when it comes to tortoises unlike me.
Ha that's what made me laugh so much. I can just picture your face and the irony.....I've packed some bags on some occasions....

It will have me in stitches if it's a girl !!

It's so nice to have a debate though and take it all good hearted.
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I was going to reply but as we all know vets always know what they are talking about when it comes to tortoises unlike me.
Ha! Spoke to a vet today, who had no idea there are different sub-species of Hermanns and didnít have a clue what her own is! Wonít repeat the rest of the conversation, which was actually nothing to do with why I was in the vets as it was a passing of pleasantries that led to a conversation about rehoming animals and I mentioned the torts Iíve adopted.
I can only conclude most, not all, but most vets have limited knowledge of tortoises unless they are exotic specialists (and even then I know of one who is clueless!).

Having spoken many times to G on here, on the phone and in person, I can only conclude he knows much more than three vets I have had personal dealings with!
Of course he knows lots about lots of things, especially certain types of intimate clothing, and possibly much more besides! Plus knows sweet FA about lots of other stuff, but sexing a tort clearly isnít something vets are sure about!

I also notice said vet, the OP, hasnít bothered to comment back on this thread.
How rude!

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Ha that's what made me laugh so much. I can just picture your face and the irony.....I've packed some bags on some occasions....

It will have me in stitches if it's a girl !!

It's so nice to have a debate though and take it all good hearted.
Maybe it is a girl, hence no response!
A debate is good, but talking to a vet today really wound me up at the sheer lack of general husbandry knowledge. Honestly, it shocked me! Not knowing the recommmended diet or substrate is just beyond belief, she admitted she didnít know where to chip tortoises but could google it and didnít even have any idea of the sex or sub-species of her own despite it being adult.
The mind boggles!

I was only in there for a post-op check up with my newest doggie!
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Ha! Spoke to a vet today, who had no idea there are different sub-species of Hermanns and didnít have a clue what her own is! Wonít repeat the rest of the conversation, which was actually nothing to do with why I was in the vets as it was a passing of pleasantries that led to a conversation about rehoming animals and I mentioned the torts Iíve adopted.
I can only conclude most, not all, but most vets have limited knowledge of tortoises unless they are exotic specialists (and even then I know of one who is clueless!).

Having spoken many times to G on here, on the phone and in person, I can only conclude he knows much more than three vets I have had personal dealings with!
Of course he knows lots about lots of things, especially certain types of intimate clothing, and possibly much more besides! Plus knows sweet FA about lots of other stuff, but sexing a tort clearly isnít something vets are sure about!

I also notice said vet, the OP, hasnít bothered to comment back on this thread.
How rude!

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Maybe it is a girl, hence no response!
A debate is good, but talking to a vet today really wound me up at the sheer lack of general husbandry knowledge. Honestly, it shocked me! Not knowing the recommmended diet or substrate is just beyond belief, she admitted she didnít know where to chip tortoises but could google it and didnít even have any idea of the sex or sub-species of her own despite it being adult.
The mind boggles!

I was only in there for a post-op check up with my newest doggie!
And my head has just gone pop.

And what's wrong with Google you really think in know what I'm blabbing on about
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Ha! Spoke to a vet today, who had no idea there are different sub-species of Hermanns and didnít have a clue what her own is! Wonít repeat the rest of the conversation, which was actually nothing to do with why I was in the vets as it was a passing of pleasantries that led to a conversation about rehoming animals and I mentioned the torts Iíve adopted.
I can only conclude most, not all, but most vets have limited knowledge of tortoises unless they are exotic specialists (and even then I know of one who is clueless!).

Having spoken many times to G on here, on the phone and in person, I can only conclude he knows much more than three vets I have had personal dealings with!
Of course he knows lots about lots of things, especially certain types of intimate clothing, and possibly much more besides! Plus knows sweet FA about lots of other stuff, but sexing a tort clearly isnít something vets are sure about!

I also notice said vet, the OP, hasnít bothered to comment back on this thread.
How rude!

Rant over.....




And my head has just gone pop.

And what's wrong with Google you really think in know what I'm blabbing on about
Ha!
Luckily youíre not the telephone operator dealing with me today when they said they couldnít send out an engineer for my washing machine till Friday!
Itís have-a-rant Monday!!!

I google you all the time, G! Itís the images that pop up I canít cope with!
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