Dose anyone know how to sex a turtle My turtle is about a year old…

Dose anyone know how to sex a turtle My turtle is about a year old it is a penny turtle it is only small I have herd you can tell by there claws but that dose not help because of her size

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5 years ago

there is no such species called a “penny turtle” though that looks like a Snakeneck turtle.  without knowing much about aquatic reptiles, i don’t feel comfortable giving you tips.  please read through the following care sheets for bare minimum care: http://www.kensingtonvet.com.au/pet-care/long-necked-turtle and http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/caresheet-australian_snakeneck.htm it looks like this is a particularly difficult species to keep.  i have to ask, why did you buy a turtle without researching the species first? if memory serves, your parents do not believe in visiting the vet…you need to make absolutely certain you give your turtle the best care possible to ensure it doesn’t need to see a vet.… Read more »

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5 years ago

more information: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/ReptilesAmphibians/Facts/FactSheets/Australiansnakeneckedturtle.cfm

it looks like you’ve got about 30 more years with your turtle.

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5 years ago

i honestly don’t know – i’m going by basic photos. i can ID many lizards and snakes on sight, but turtles and tortoises are not my purview. may be best to contact your local zoo with this photo.