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Hi, believe we were just chatting on preloved? ;)

Males will have a large tail, almost the length of a rear leg, will a large bulge at the base.

Females will have a short stumpy tail that will not extend much beyond the edge of the shell.

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Hi, believe we were just chatting on preloved? ;)

Males will have a large tail, almost the length of a rear leg, will a large bulge at the base.

Females will have a short stumpy tail that will not extend much beyond the edge of the shell.

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Haha hi again, so there's a noticeable difference?
mine are pretty much the same but wont be able to tell properly till i get back and have a look...Also is it possible to estimate there age?
 

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Yes, there is a noticeable difference between sexes (only once mature though)

It's not really possible to visually estimate the age of a turtle once they hit adult size.

My adult male above has to be 10-15 years of age (and that may be a conservative estimate!). He has lost all the patternation on his shell and is just over 6inches carapace length.

If yours are 5 inch carapace length and still have distinct shell patternation you can assume they are young adults and you should be able to sex them quite easily at that size too.
 
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