How to know a sex of a krasnoukhy turtle

How to know a sex of a krasnoukhy turtle

Probably, each person getting the domestic pet inevitably wants to learn, "boy" or "girl" will lodge at his place, and krasnoukhy turtles – not an exception. How to distinguish a male of a krasnoukhy turtle from a samochka? Take our advice.

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Instruction

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Before achievement by turtles of a sexual maturity which occurs at the age of 6-8 years, to the beginning naturalist to understand who is who, quite difficult. It and is clear: it is necessary to define a sex of "krasnoushka" on very indistinct signs which can vary both between floors, and from an individual to an individual.

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Be guided on a tail

At males a tail quite long, reinforced at the basis. At the self-check the tail is shorter because in it is located yaytsevod. The foul place the self-check is on a tail at the edge of a carapace (the top party of an armor). The foul place of males is located much further on a tail.

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Estimate a plastron

The plastron is a belly party of a tortoise shell. At males he concave, it is explained by need to a male to keep on an armor of a female during pairing. Samochki have more flat plastron.

4

Watch behavior

Males behave more actively, than samochka. Sometimes in behavior of males it is possible to notice also signs of aggression that women practically never afford.

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Compare distance between the top and lower surface of an armor at different individuals

As samochka are adapted by the nature for postponement of eggs, the back edge of a plastron and corners of a carapace at them form an opening which diameter is more, than at males.

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Look narrowly at a muzzle

Experts assure that the muzzles of males which were more pointed than at females.

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As for sex determination of mature turtles, it is quite easy to identify it on length of claws and the sizes of a body. Samochki are much larger than males. Thus males on forepaws "let grow" long claws what at "great ladies" never happens. However be attentive: this secondary sexual sign can be nullified by continuous grinding about a surface of "sushi" in a terrarium, especially if "land" has the scratching surface.