how to tell the sex apart

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Please tell me how I can tell the sex\'s apart. I a curious to know. Thanx
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If your turtles are still young (under 1-2yrs) it might be hard to tell. They say that the males front claws are longer and they have longer tails that are thicker at the base. Also the vent (on the tail) is located at a greater distance from the body than the female. The males are also supposed to be smaller than the females and have a more concave look to the plastron (bottom of shell), this makes it easier to mount the female. I hope this helps you.
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