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How to determine the sexual of sub-adult tegu

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The femoral pores on the males feel, for lack of a better word, "fuzzy" to the touch. Kodo is the first male lizard I've had and the first time I felt them, I thought he had a bit of debris stuck in his cloaca and it still weirds me out a bit. Also, how the hell did you get those pics? Whenever I try to secure Kodo to check his underside, he thrashes like a madman and I usually get a tail slap to the face.
Check out my post on how to get an up side down Tegu..in introductions..good luck
 

Radical Reptiles

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Hey guy's i believe my little boy may actually be a girl But would greatly appreciate conframation.
Yoshi is a B&W Argentine about 16 months old and close to 40" long. He woke up tonight long enough for me to take some pics.
I'm sure it will be obvious to some but could really use some help.
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Radical Reptiles

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Thanks Syn
cheeks/head have looked male for a while now but not seeing the spurs mentioned here have had me unsure.
I live in N.Y. and have had him since three weeks old.
At one point I believed his substrate was staining his belly,lol.
Thanks to some research here on TT i now know i have a little fire belly
 

Radical Reptiles

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Thanks guys!
I was hoping one of the site sharpies could confirm for me w the picture I took ( not easy to hold a tegu's rear while taking a pic)
Actually I feel pretty dumb after reading all the posts and looking at the pictures peeps took the time to post, and yet still can't tell for sure.
Still @ the beginning of the learning curve.
 

BKing

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This thread is very helpful Specifically Chrisswizz and renske!! Thanks you two very much.

I have a (1week old ) hatchling arriving soon unsexed (even though I specifically wanted a male) I went ahead and bought him due to his price being amazing, the dealer is legit but CANT guarantee sex that soon, which is understandable! Hopefully I will be able to tell on my own thanks to this thread.
 

Lutchmom

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Does anyone want to take a guess at my tegus gender? 20 months, 38 inches.
 

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The femoral pores on the males feel, for lack of a better word, "fuzzy" to the touch. Kodo is the first male lizard I've had and the first time I felt them, I thought he had a bit of debris stuck in his cloaca and it still weirds me out a bit. Also, how the hell did you get those pics? Whenever I try to secure Kodo to check his underside, he thrashes like a madman and I usually get a tail slap to the face.
Under side of glass.
 

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