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Author:  Egernia [ Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Ctenosaura palearis sex determination

Hello,

I am collecting 0,0,2 Ctenosaura palearis next week. I was wondering at what age will I know if they are male or female? and is there a particular method of determining which they are? These will be my first animals of this genus so they are new to me, I have researched them online but there seems to be very little information available. I keep Egernia stokesii, Chlamydosaurus kingii and quite a lot of gecko species, but these are my first iguanids.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Author:  admin [ Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ctenosaura palearis sex determination

Hello,

it depends on the age of the animals.
Older animals can be easy sexed by the size of the femoral pores.
Males are larger than females, have larger heads and dewlaps.
Babies can be sexed at an age of 3-6 month by probing, visually there is no difference.
Newborn animals can be sexed within the first week after birth, by popping their hemipenis.
regards
J├╝rgen

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