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Age + Gender of Eastern Long Neck Turtles

Discussion in 'Sexing Freshwater Turtles' started by L.S, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. L.S

    L.S Egg

    Jun 17, 2017
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    Good morning !!
    I know it's pretty much impossible to establish the gender of baby/juvenile Eastern Long Neck Turtles - but I'm sure, there is an expert on here that may be able to! I'm sure I have both a male and female ... but not sure!!
    The more orange shell turtle was a good cm smaller than the other - and it is also now larger.
  2. Craig

    Craig Owner/Administrator/Public Officer
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    Aug 8, 2001
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    It is not possible to sex turtles until they are sexually mature without dissecting them and looking at their gonads with a microscope. No matter what anyone else has told you, it cannot be done.
    There are also no photos here uploaded by you.

    This would have nothing to do with sex at this age and would only be due to the fact that one turtle is dominating the other and creating unnecessary stress in the other turtle's life.