General Care Discussion :: Determining the gender

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:05 am   Determining the gender

Hi I just got my RES and after looking online, I still can't determine his/her gender. Can anyone here provide some help?
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:38 pm   Re: Determining the gender

How big is your turtle? This is the general guide: http://www.redearslider.com/determining_sex.html
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:47 am   Re: Determining the gender

steve wrote:How big is your turtle? This is the general guide: http://www.redearslider.com/determining_sex.html


It's actually still an infant (is that the correct term?) and I was hoping that I could determine the gender before getting another opposite gender so that they breed. But I guess it's fine now since I already got a second one...
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:09 pm   Re: Determining the gender

You might be looking for the term "hatchling". It's generally not a good idea to breed them (invasive, overpopulated, abandoned, expensive etc) but male RES often need to kept alone in their own tanks.
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