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How can you tell male turtles and females turtles?


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December 31, 2009 12:06AM


Males grow earlier in their life but females eventually get bigger than males. Females have shorter stubbier tales and males have longer skinnier tales.

For snapping turtles though, male private parts are farther away from their shells and obviously female private parts are closer to their shells. Female snapping turtles still grow larger than males.

Always remember to stay away from snapping turtles heads but never hold the from their tail because that can injure their backbone!!!! Hold them from the very back of the shell!!!

you can tell the sex by the females tale is much shorter and thinner and has a small cloacel region and the males tale being much longer and fatter and has a bigger cloacal region then the females