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Old 28-02-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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Post Sheldon now 4" - Boy or Girl?

Sheldon is now 4" long so I have taken some more photos to see what is thought about his sex -

The vet did tell me last time I was there that Sheldon has a deformed tail so it points up slightly. I dont know if that has any relevence to determining his sex












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Old 28-02-2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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Looking very female to me

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Old 28-02-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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Thanks Danny,

So does the 'deformity' in the tail mean anything? Just worried that its actually a long tail thats just a bit twisted
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Old 28-02-2013, 02:36 PM   #4
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My young male Oliver has a tail like this Emily.

http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/for...ad.php?t=66981

(he's had a name change since this thread!!)
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Old 28-02-2013, 02:46 PM   #5
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Her tail isn't that bent so nothing to worry about there. Also with Spur thighs they don't get a tail like a Hermanns with the male having a long tail after his cloaca. For Spur thighs male do get a longer tail but the cloaca is at the end of the tail so for either sex there isn't much tail after the cloaca.

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Old 28-02-2013, 03:00 PM   #6
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Thanks Danny so are you pretty sure she is a she?
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Old 28-02-2013, 03:02 PM   #7
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Oh yeah Oliver looks very simular to Sheldon tail wise. He's not a spur thigh though is he? I don't think I will go for a name change lol. I have a 16 year old male cat called Phoebe so nothing wrong with a girl tortoise called Sheldon lol
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No, Oliver is a hermanns. I think Sheldon is a name suitable for a female tort.
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Old 28-02-2013, 03:37 PM   #9
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I call her Shelly a lot anyway so I guess its not too bad
It's going to be hard starting to say 'she' instead of 'he' though.
Now I just need to wait a few months for Heidi to get to 4" for it to be easier to sex her (knowing my luck she will definitely turn out to be a him )
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Old 28-02-2013, 03:58 PM   #10
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Definitely a Shelly
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