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    Elite Member allie&shadwell's Avatar
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    Smile How do I sex a lizard?

    I'm new at this and would like to be able to tell whether my uro is a male or a female but I have no idea how to go about it. Would somebody please fill me in?






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    How old is it? When they're young its pretty tough. As adults though, males have enlarged femoral and pre-anal pores. Both sexes have pores above the cloaca and along the femur, but they're enlarged in males. Males will also have a hemipenal bulge. A bulge at the base of the tail, whereas females do not.
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    Well, I don't know what a cloaca is [could you fill me in?] but the rest of it definitely indicated that my so-called male lizard Shadwell is actually a female. Most decidedly female. I have renamed her, she is now Dream. With my new-found Herp Centre knowledge I can say:
    Niger Orange Uromastyx 0.1.0
    Thanks for your help, furryscaly, much appreciated, and very detailed.

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    How old is she? Males usually don't show the enlarged pores until they grow up. And cloaca = butt
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    If its an adult it should be easy to tell with a nigerian, and orange male will have an orange belly with black stripes. females have white,tan,or cream bellies with either no stripes or light grey stripes.
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