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    How to Sex Baby Asian Water Monitors

    I have a baby Asian water monitor and im getting anxious to find out whether its male or female.
    and I've heard that there's no way but I've also heard about people who successfully sexed babies.
    so i just wanna know if it is true and how to do it.






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    Re: How to Sex Baby Asian Water Monitors

    As far as I am aware there is no way to definitively sex a baby.
    Anyone who can successfully sex babies just has luck on their side. It's only a 50/50 chance so if they guess enough of them surely some will turn out as predicted, but again it's just a lucky guess.
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    Re: How to Sex Baby Asian Water Monitors

    Hi, it isn`t that difficult if you have experience to sex the hatchlings of V. salvator sp. in my experience, but if you don`t know them too well, it`s impossible just by looking!
    One way to check is by holding the monitor slightly towards the shade, you might be able to see the hemipenal bulges, or you can always try the transillumination technique.
    Not for me to try and sex the animal, but do you have a few pics, and can you give details of how you`re keeping the monitor?

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    Re: How to Sex Baby Asian Water Monitors

    Until the animal is sexually mature, it's really best guess. Pictures would help, though.

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    Re: How to Sex Baby Asian Water Monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by BarelyBreathing View Post
    Until the animal is sexually mature, it's really best guess. Pictures would help, though.
    Not true, the transillumination technique might be the best way for a relative newcomer to reliably sex the animal.

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    Re: How to Sex Baby Asian Water Monitors

    But it's still not 100% reliable, and that's the point I'm getting at.

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    Re: How to Sex Baby Asian Water Monitors

    hi i cant post pictures right now but he/she's 18inches I'm keeping him in a 50 gallon exo-terra glass terrarium he/she has a large water bowl and a mercury vapor bulb and i use plantation soil by exo-terra as his/her substrate.he just finished shedding.
    And i will be getting a custom built enclosure in July.
    P.S. I will send you pictures soon

    I took a video and here's the link:

    Water Monitor Eating

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