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    Question Help sexing crested gecko

    I was wondering if anyone could help me sex my around 4 month old juvenile crested gecko, it seems to have a slight bulge, so im thinking it is a male. but if anyone could give me any additional information on that it would be helpful
    I know this could be too young to sex but i figured i'd give it a show,
    --here are a link to the 2 pictures.

    http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/...eaaah016-1.jpg
    Last edited by crestedcages11; 03-05-2011 at 11:24 AM. Reason: fix incorrect link

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    nobody..?

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    You need to host your links at a site first, 'cause they dont work

    Go to a site like Photobucket and make an account, then you can upload your photos there and share them with us

    Good luck!
    3.3.11. -R. ciliatus
    1.1.0. -R. chahoua (mainland)
    0.0.1. - R. chahoua (P.I.)
    1.0.0. -R. auriculatus

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    thanks for the tip. Heres the updated link.

    http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/...eaaah016-1.jpg

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    I'm pretty new to cresteds but that does look like a bulge. Everyone on here recommends getting a jewelers loupe 30x magnification and looking for pores. This site show images of what to look for- http://www.pangeareptile.com/id52.htm It's almost at the bottom but It's very helpful. I will say though that it definitely looks like boy bulges to me.

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    ok, and if it is a boy, and i wanted to get a new gecko, my best bet would be putting it in a seperate container right? becauses if it was a boy, theyd fight and a girl, theyd constantly breed which im not ready for. so if i do get one i think ill house them seperately

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    While it is possible that those bulges are indication of a male, the lighting, clarity, and angle make it difficult to tell. Males generally start showing a bulge between 5 and 9 months of age, though I have had some 'surprise me' at a year. What you're really looking for at this age is pores - I recommend purchasing a loupe (which you can actually find for sale here: http://www.pangeareptile.com/store/index.php), doing some additional research on what you're looking for (Pangea's guide to sexing Cresties can be found here: http://www.pangeareptile.com/id52.htm), and - to get additional help from people here, go ahead and snap a clearer, closer photo. Good luck!

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    If your gecko is a male, then yes you want separate housing. for precisely the reasons you posted. You can have the joy of two and knowing they'll be safe and sound. I purchased a loupe for $3 off amazon, you can also find them on E-bay If you want to spend a little less. I also found a nice digital scale on amazon, but there have been nice ones also on e-bay. Just a thought if you want to save a few dollars on the same type of equipment sold here.

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    thanks everyone for the help,

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    Yeah, no way to tell from that angle. If you can get a clear pore shot we might be able to tell, but it'd have to be really close and really clear.

    As far as a second gecko- QUARANTINE QUARANTINE QUARANTINE!! Always quarantine your animals, even if you DON'T put them in the same cage together you want to make sure the other doesn't have anything contagious. And if you do end up with a second gecko, please try and keep them separated until they're about the same weight (and until you can tell the sex of them both- only females can be housed together, and even then some females just dont get along.)
    3.3.11. -R. ciliatus
    1.1.0. -R. chahoua (mainland)
    0.0.1. - R. chahoua (P.I.)
    1.0.0. -R. auriculatus

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