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    Ok I did some more internet reading tonight and now i'm disconfuggled... I was under the impression that males were larger, and that females typically had smaller necks and smaller heads than the males did?

    But what i read tonight contradicted that sayin that females were larger than the males.

    So is my lil baby my lil buddy? I know the only sure way to tell is with a probe, but I'm still trin to find someone around (both vets don't, but i'm thinkin the local zoo might cause they have alotta snakes) that can look at her (till i know for sure she's gonna my my lil girl )and tell me for sure what she really is.

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    Reverse what you thought, and you got it right.

    Females are larger both in length and width. They tend to have bigger heads, and are usually a bit more mean

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    It seems females are larger than males with a lot/most reptiles - there are some exceptions.

    Try finding an exotic pet store or private breeder - they might probe for you. Also check nearby reptile shows. You might be able to get one of the breeders there to probe for you. Our reptile show usually has a vet available to give exams, probe, etc.

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    Well crap. I guess Imma have to change his name then.. I picked Andariel because the smuch at the pet store told me it was a she.

    I guess it'll be called Mephisto now (another Diablo monster) since he's smaller and with a small head.

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    Maybe they had it probed and that's why he said female? Does the pet store probe? I think sexing a BP visually is not that reliable (at least that's the impression I get).

    Here's a link to reptile shows:
    http://www.kingsnake.com/events.html
    Ball Python, Bredl's Carpet Python, Kenyan Sand Boa, Saharan Sand Boa
    Mexican Black King, California King, Snow Corn, Okeetee Corn, Everglades Ratsnake
    Blue Tongued Skinks: Irian Jaya (2), Indonesian, Northern, Tanimbar, Eastern, Kei, Merauke
    Crested Gecko

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