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Old 16-07-2008, 03:06 AM
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is this a male or female common snapping turtle?
i wont to have a go at breeding snappers at some point, is there a size they need to be before breeding? this ones 12 inches head to tail.

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Old 16-07-2008, 01:58 PM
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theres a great site, tortoisetrust.org , its really reliable theyll help identify ur tort, i was having a hard time identifying mine, theyr professionals, u jst need to send them pics
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Nice snapper. If you find out what you have(and I find out what I have) If they are compatible, Id be more than happy to 'pimp' mine out
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yeah that would be sweet if this is a female. would that be 50/50 on eggs?

i have this little one too. but its a waiting game for that one to mature.







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Old 16-07-2008, 09:39 PM
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yeah that would be sweet if this is a female. would that be 50/50 on eggs?

i have this little one too. but its a waiting game for that one to mature.







Yeah 50/50 on hatchlings is good, lots of research needed. I think mines a florida snapper(yours probably will be aswell, due to the import ban of commons several years ago), though i cant positively id it until i get a digi camera
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im pretty sure my big ones a female due to the vent being pretty close to the plastron.

im not sure how you tell the difference between floridas and normal commons.

heres a face picture and full body.





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florida snappers have spikey tubercles on their necks, and commons have bumps
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your going to have a long wait for these to be at breed able size and can i ask why you want to breed there are to many turtles in rehoming centres without adding to them, i have two adult snappers here that were dumped when the owners couldnt cope with them any more.
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My guess is female...

Why do you care?

That is breeding size.



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is this a male or female common snapping turtle?
i wont to have a go at breeding snappers at some point, is there a size they need to be before breeding? this ones 12 inches head to tail.

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People are always banging on about uk captive bred animals, even talk about captive breeding snappers in the uk, and it comes up for scrutiny
Ever so sorry to hear about your snappers that needed rehoming, if I lived closer Id gladly take them off your hands!
People often are looking for them on the classifieds, which is where I found mine. I understand there was a few other people interested in him, so there are people out there who have taste
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