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Old 15-05-2020, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default Sex of my tortoises

As suggested on another thread I wonder if you can help me out. They both hatched August 2018. I have a suspicion they are both Male but would appreciate some expert opinion!

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Old 15-05-2020, 01:01 PM   #2
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Both looking female to me but wait for more experience advice x
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Old 15-05-2020, 01:13 PM   #3
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Both looking female to me but wait for more experience advice x
We need pictures of the tail end from the plastron underneath to be able to sex:0)
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Old 15-05-2020, 01:50 PM   #4
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We need pictures of the tail end from the plastron underneath to be able to sex:0)
I think this is what you mean?

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Old 15-05-2020, 03:38 PM   #5
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I think this is what you mean?

Darwin:
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Pythagoras:
https://imgur.com/gallery/rgaTk7d
If these are ibera, then I would say both are female:0)
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They look female to me too.
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Well thanks and I am a little surprised to hear that. Is it usual for female iberas to be difficult to house together? They have been ramming and climbing on each other in the past.
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I was expecting them to be males when you said about their behaviour, but females will mount one another and demonstrate almost male-like behaviour to show dominance.
I find they usually settle down and continue co-sharing just fine.
Sometimes when they’re gravid they do this, but in your case I’d say one is a bossy madam. I find size has nothing to do with it either. My worst female for this sort of behaviour is the smallest!
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Old 15-05-2020, 07:37 PM   #9
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Well thanks and I am a little surprised to hear that. Is it usual for female iberas to be difficult to house together? They have been ramming and climbing on each other in the past.
I have kept ibera for over 40yrs, and bred them. And have never had any problems with females together. I now still keep four females and one male.
Now males are a different kettle of fish:0) they will fight until one is alpha male, but after that no problems provided they have enough space. I did have one young male who was a problem, so rehomed him to someone who needed a male for their females. And he is going strong:0)
I used to have two males with my females, and they all got on fine.
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Old 17-05-2020, 12:20 AM   #10
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I would think two females too.
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