He’s a boy!!

SCL is almost 4″, tail looks bigger than Cinderella’s, claws seem bigger too. This all made me think Rex was a male turtle. But, It’s possible the claws and tail looked bigger since he’s a much bigger turt than Cinderella.

But wait no more, Rex showed us he was a male. He fanned (showed his manhood) to us! So now there is no more doubt. He’s a boy!!

I’m relived too, I’m glad he’s male so he won’t get too large…not that a male RES won’t get large, he will. But just up to 8″, not 12″.

So now we wait for Cinderella…. I’m hoping she’ll be a boy too so she won’t get so big…She’s much shyer and smaller than Rex. We’ll just have to wait a few more months when she’ll be over 4″ so we can tell what she is.

Anyway, Rex is a boy!!


  1. Thank yoy for your response. Since my sister has been caring for my turtle for me, she is now hand feeding my turtle. I’ve had my turtle for 18 yrs and for the past couple of months she has been caring for him. Just recently he has been exposing himself to her. She or I were not sure of what that gland-like appendage was, thank you for your help. Sincerely, Kathy

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