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Old 10-08-2020, 10:03 AM   #11
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Well I could be wrong :0)
Mary is probably a better bet than me :0)
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:37 AM   #12
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Would it help if i took some other angles?
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Old 10-08-2020, 11:53 AM   #13
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Would it help if i took some other angles?
It might do try to get one of the plastron from the side so we can see if there is a concave there. In the meantime I'm going to go look at my girl and get some pictures.

This is why I don't like to sex them as both male and females have short tail unlike Herman's and horsfields.

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Old 10-08-2020, 12:52 PM   #14
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carapace does look a little curved underneath...but I thought the butterfly bottom scutes didnt look wide enough for that thrashing tail action...when looking at her sideways has s/he a dip in her head - males some times carry a slight incline... time will tell I suppose
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Old 10-08-2020, 06:21 PM   #15
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well I've looked at my girls and there tails are different so not sure.
I never believe what people tell me as a tortoise that so say lays will always sell but unless you can prove it its just their word.
A good example of this is a young Burmese brown i have was sold to someone i know and they were shown a vidio of so say tortoise digging a hole and laying eggs which sounds good until you read up on them and find out they don't dig they build a nest above ground like a crocodile and don't lay till in their late teens and this one is probably only 3 maybe 4 years old at a push.
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Old 10-08-2020, 08:24 PM   #16
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I'm still sticking with male!
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Old 10-08-2020, 11:04 PM   #17
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Yeah, might be a bit of a lesson learnt with this one...
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