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is there any way of sexing a royal wothout having it probed etc any real diffrences in males and females?

thax sam
 

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I had my royals probed by Karl (snakesalive) a couple of weeks ago. People will talk about characteristics of males and females, and expert can often guess the sex with 90% of certainty by popping / looking at their tails, etc.

But if you're really eager to know the sex 100%, the best thing is to take it to an expert for probing.

I I'm sure that will be loads of people willing to probe your royals for free, it doesn't take more than a few seconds.
 

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thanks i just wanted to know what sex cause i keep calling her a her :lol2: i dont really need to know just curious

thanx guys :)
 

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I found this on a website Re: How can you tell the difference between a male and female python?

Thanks for asking a good question. Most people cannot tell just by looking
at a python whether it is male or female. In some species of pythons, for
example, the Black Headed Python, whose scientific name is Aspidites
melanocephalus, the female is larger than the male. Other species are more difficult to tell apart.

There are two ways to find out for sure if a snake is male or female.
The males have a pair of HEMIPENES hidden underneath scales on their
bellies. With young snakes, an expert snake handler can gently put
pressure on the right spot and pop the hemipenes out through the cloaca. Only the male snakes have hemipenes, the females do not.

Another way is called PROBING. A steel probe, like a large dull needle,
can be inserted in the cloaca and pushed under the tail of the snake.
The distance the probe goes in tells you if the snake is male or female.
The probe goes further in male snakes.

BOTH OF THESE TESTS SHOULD ONLY BE ATTEMPTED BY AN EXPERT TO AVOID
INJURING OR FRIGHTENING THE SNAKE. I was told and show how to pop my snakes by my vet thats how i sexed all mine and a pet shop.

Snakes are very interesting animals, and if you would like to learn
more, you can check out a whole website about pythons at Harford Reptile Breeding Center - Specializing in Rare Pythons & Leopard Geckos

Hope this helps you Sam
 

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:) thank you sam
 

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:D thank you dan
 

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cost me a coffee :lol2: sure no probs
tell debbie i hope she gets better soon :)
 

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yeah i know heard her on phone earlier :lol2: hope ur looking after her!!
 

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:lol2: you should get her to call you, with her voice like that :lol2:
 

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have fun :lol2:
 

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thanks i just wanted to know what sex cause i keep calling her a her :lol2: i dont really need to know just curious

thanx guys :)
I know the feeling ... just bought a male ball that turned out to be a female :crazy:

Also, my cat Wislon was thought to be a female for about a year. My wife had big problems accepting she was he, but after a while she got over it :razz:
 
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