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    Male or female

    So I got my snake not too long ago and told they were male Iím now starting to question that with head shape and tail I am going to find out but wondered what everyone thought


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    Re: Male or female

    When it comes to sexing a snake it must be done by probing or popping. Itís really the only true way to find out. There has been times when Iíve guessed a baby ball gender by the tail (short/thin). Iíve got it right 50/50 until Iíve popped them lol. So, itís just best to get them probed or popped by someone who is skilled enough to do so.
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    Re: Male or female

    Iím going to take him/her to my friend who is a breeder that can do it the curiosity is kinda killing me at this point it doesnít really bother me other than the fact he/she will be getting a bigger enclosure than the 4 2 by 2 Iíve just bought before the doubt began to kick in haha


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    I can't tell on BPs, especially so young. On colubrids, it's a little more pronounced of a difference I feel, but it's still always better to pop/probe to know for certain. Hopefully your friend can pop or probe and let you know
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    Re: Male or female

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebell_1990 View Post
    it doesnít really bother me other than the fact he/she will be getting a bigger enclosure than the 4 2 by 2 Iíve just bought before the doubt began to kick in haha

    My largest Ball python is a male that weighed in at 2600g recently. He's not fat either. Hahah.
    So sex doesn't always mean one will stay smaller or anything in the end.
    He did however have people making bets at the reptile store I had brought him to when getting the sex verification.

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    Re: Male or female

    Quote Originally Posted by nikkubus View Post
    I can't tell on BPs, especially so young. On colubrids, it's a little more pronounced of a difference I feel, but it's still always better to pop/probe to know for certain. Hopefully your friend can pop or probe and let you know
    Yeh I can tell on my corn snake just with him Iím definitely unsure Thankyou


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    Re: Male or female

    Quote Originally Posted by Armiyana View Post
    My largest Ball python is a male that weighed in at 2600g recently. He's not fat either. Hahah.
    So sex doesn't always mean one will stay smaller or anything in the end.
    He did however have people making bets at the reptile store I had brought him to when getting the sex verification.
    Ohh wow thatís a big boy! I havenít weighed mine yet but thatís definitely next on the list to do he is heavy heís only 1 year and 5-6 months old so he/she still has plenty time to grow too heís around the 3 foot mark now


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