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Do We Have A Little Rufus Or A Little Ruby?


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:08 PM

I know that 10 months is far to young to properly sex a tort, but I am still curious to know, what do members think is the most likely?

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:00 AM

at a guess im going to say female :)

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:32 AM

The only way I found out for sure was when I got flashed after Norman was pooing and weeing in the bath! ;) Norman's only two and a half.... but DEFINITELY all male! Posted Image

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:11 PM

Looks like a little boy to me :D

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:46 PM

I would guess female. But I think it is still a little early to tell for sure. :)
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:41 PM

I'd say female too..... the tail's quite thick and stubby, and held straight... not to the side.... but look out for flashing as she/he gets older! ;)

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:34 PM

Hi. Iv'e recently had a tort and wasn't sure on the sex but after reading up on it and seeing she had a flat bottom o. The shell, slightly curved shell over her tail. And the tail looks the same as my little girl's so as a new owner and not 100% but id say a girl also😊happy torting. Durb

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:52 PM

I was quietly confident I had two girls, until last summer my 07 babies both grew 'boy tails'.
So my guess would not be worth the space it was written in!

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:16 AM

Ours has a 'flat bottom' as well, I guess I will just have to patient, but I am starting think more and more a girl.

Kelly was your tort always called Norman?

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:20 AM

chris do you know what temps rufus was incubated at :) or if it was incubated to be female :)

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:06 AM

No mildredsmam, she came from a first time breeder, Oh my, see I just called Rufus, she for the first time. I think Tiggy was just happy to buy her incubator and successfully incubate them. and who wouldn't be, he/she's perfect? :) Tiggy was inclined to the think it may be a boy, based on the shape of his opening in his tail, it being a slit rather than a hole :blush: (says me trying to put it politely)

Rufus I apologise for the undignified way I am treating you and will never do it again. :mellow:




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