Sexing Help

Discussion in 'Other Australian Reptiles and Amphibians' started by jamrosky, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. jamrosky

    jamrosky Not so new Member

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    Is my newly acquired Macleay River Turtle
    (2years old) healthy? Male or female? See: pic of underside. Was being kept in huge plastic container outdoors with no sunlight. Apparently, tap water was changed regularly and a lid placed on top omg
     

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    baker Well-Known Member

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    Female.

    Cheers Cameron
     
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    jamrosky Not so new Member

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    Someone said it was male
     
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    Andiroo New Member

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    Hi jamrosky,
    It's a little young to be definite on the sex but I would tend towards female.
    It doesn't look like a Macleay River Turtle to me. Plastron colour, skin colour and carapace shape are nothing like a Macleay. Having said that, colour can be very affected by lack of sunlight or UV equivalent.
    What colour are the eyes?
    Otherwise it looks healthy from this photo.
    Andrew
     

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