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How do I sex a lizard?

Discussion in 'Help *General*' started by allie&shadwell, Nov 16, 2005.

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  1. allie&shadwell

    allie&shadwell Elite Member

    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?
     
  2. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    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.
     
  3. allie&shadwell

    allie&shadwell Elite Member

    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.
     
  4. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    How old is she? Males usually don't show the enlarged pores until they grow up. And cloaca = butt :p
     
  5. Jade

    Jade Supporting Member

    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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