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Mother in law
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 Mother in law


Could anyone tell me from this photo whether this snake is male or female please? ’It" has no name as yet.



06/23/09  06:22am

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Scrappy907
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  Message To: Mother in law   In reference to Message Id: 2027377


 Mother in law

It’s really not a very accurate way to sex snakes. That being said, it’s tail looks much less tapered then my girl’s.



06/26/09  09:18am

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Moxie
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  Message To: Scrappy907   In reference to Message Id: 2029214


 Mother in law

Go to your local pet store with it. if they sell snakes they should be able to sex it. mine does it.



07/28/09  10:49pm

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Snakedrake525
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  Message To: Moxie   In reference to Message Id: 2047021


 Mother in law

Most likely male I think but it can be somtimes hard to tell.



08/06/09  10:30pm

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Froggymadnes
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  Message To: Snakedrake525   In reference to Message Id: 2052394


 Mother in law

I cant really tell if the snake was holding its tail like that, or if it was just moving that way, but if it slithered around its cage with its tair up in the air, its most likely a female, because thats what receptive females do when they know a male is around. But thats based entirely on the position, not the shape, of the tail, and the assumption that you have another snake of the same species nearby that could be a male. but thats purely speculation.



01/12/10  09:51pm

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  Message To: Froggymadnes   In reference to Message Id: 2113234


 Mother in law

yeah, I’m also saying "looks male..." but that’s so much less certain with them than with, say, certain lizards or turtles. At absolute best, it’s about as accurate as assuming every human who can grow a moustache is male.



01/14/10  02:00am


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