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Thread: How to check if it's a male Tegu

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    Exclamation How to check if it's a male Tegu

    Hi everyone. We get the question every now and than if someones Tegu is a male or a female. So I thought I make this Thread for you all. Hope it helps.

    1. In this photo you can see the bb ( bead ), bump.



    2. This is a photo of a normal stool with some spermplugs:

    http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/foru...d.php?t=110283

    3. This is a photo of the hemipenes and the spurmplugs and some information on the hemipenes:



    http://www.anapsid.org/hemipenes.html


    4. This is a video on how to check for the bb's.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0xDQs66-RU

    5. This is a video of a male black throat monitor who's hemipenes comes out while pooping. It looks the same with a male Tegu. They have one hemipenes on each side of the Vent coming out while pooping. If you see some white strings coming out of the hemipenes don't be worried. Those are spurm plugs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKa5pwmf-R0
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    33.jpg Here is a picture i took today hope it can show you what sex it is

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    Thank you for taking a photo of the Vent area. I'm sorry, would you mind taking a photo of each side of the vent please. Because when I look at the photo on the right side it looks like there might be a bb ( bead ). But I can't see one on the left. Thank you.
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    I will do that tomorrow =) my tegu going to sleep so early everyday, eaven if i light it upp later on the day, he still goes up early in the morning. I dont know why, do you have a clue? Ill send you some pictures tomorrow if the tegu is awake after work

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    No rush. Do it when ever you can . I don't know why they do this. Our Tegus have their own schedule, too. Some get up at the same time and some come out later on. Even if all their lights come on at the same time.
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    11.jpg Is this picture better or should i take some photos on both sides? =)

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    Thank you for posting the new photo. So far I can't see any bb's ( beads ). But I would check for them every other month. Some mature later than others.
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    20130609_110851.jpg20130609_110830.jpg Sorry for the bad pic, first time holding the tail Is this the beads you are talking about males get? Thank u

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    Here's some pics i did for my face book page a couple of months back of comparison shots of male & female tegus, these are blues in the pictures.
    1st 2 pics are the female, the second 2 pics are male. hope this helps any one identify there tegus sex.







    follow my tegus on facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/UKbluetegus
    also see them on youtube.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisswizz

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    Thanks for the photos im pretty sure my tegu is a guy now thats funny! Thankksssss

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