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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Breeding' started by crystal leonard, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. crystal leonard

    crystal leonard Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Hello, got three dragons... vary in age from 8 months to possibly 5 years... all look like males before I do the flashlight test... Need a better flashlight. So the older one and the youngest both head bob to each other and to my middle one... the middle one waves more than head bob and never gets black... is it possible I have a female? The vet even was unsure... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    It's hard to do the flashlight test on older dragons because their tails are so thick. In my house I have one male and 2 females. My oldest female is almost 5, the male is almost 4 and the other female is 4. My male head bobs at everyone and has never waved. My horny female will wave and do a slow head bob to the male BUT she also head bobs at the other female because she doesn't like her and is trying to show her who is boss. My other female doesn't head bob or wave at anyone.
  3. crystal leonard

    crystal leonard Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Well yesterday my middle one, Igor, ran after my newer guy Zeus. Just head butted him and my boyfriend and I grabbed both of them to separate them... if I can't do the flash light test how can I be sure I have a female? Igor is the only one who the beard doesn't puff up or get black and Igor waves... the other two don't wave... just head bob a lot...

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    Hdrydr31 Bearded Dragon Veteran Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    On the older one you should be able to see the bulges of the hemipenes if you raise the tail backwards towards the head ****gently and not too far*** for a boy and the bump in the middle for girl.. if you can't do the flashlight test. I know with my year and a half male Simon you can see his hemipenes when I lift his tail back..
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    crystal leonard Bearded Dragon Egg

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    If I go off the back of the tail alone I have three males... but is my middle one acting right? He seems to be acting like a female.

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    Hdrydr31 Bearded Dragon Veteran Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    How old is Igor (the middle one)??
  7. crystal leonard

    crystal leonard Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Igor is almost 2 years...

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    Hdrydr31 Bearded Dragon Veteran Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    sounds female to me, or maybe you have a really mellow male ??
  9. crystal leonard

    crystal leonard Bearded Dragon Egg

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    He/she has always had a I don't care attitude... my seven year old can even pick him up cuz he don't care... how can I be sure

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    And you've tried to do the flashlight test in a nice dark room?? can you post a good picture of him/her tail area. Even on my 1 1/2yr male I can slightly see thru with flashlight and he's got a super thick tailbase.. I can also see his hemipenes when I lift his tail back..
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    Old guy new Dragon Hatchling Dragon

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    What is the flashlight test? How old are they usually before you can tell the sex?
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    Hdrydr31 Bearded Dragon Veteran Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    This is what I wrote up that's in the general info thread on how to do this.
    How to tell if my Dragon is a Male or Female????
    It can be very hard to tell if your Dragon is a boy or a girl if they are young so sometimes you just have to be patient...
    The best way to tell is by placing your dragon on a flat surface and gently lift the tail up towards their head *****Be very careful not to bend it too far back****** at the base of their tail above their vent you will either see 2 ovals on each side with a space between them that is a boy and his hemipenes. Now if you see a bump in the middle then that is a girl..
    If it is hard to tell then you can go in a dark room and in the same position use a led flash light and shine it down from the top shining through their tail this should show the organs inside..
    http://pets.stackexchange.com/questions/5923/how-do-i-tell-the-sex-of-a-bearded-dragon
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    Old guy new Dragon Hatchling Dragon

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    Thanks so much that really helps. Mine may be too young yet but I will check. (very carefully)
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    crystal leonard Bearded Dragon Egg

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    We tried but I don't think the flashlight was bright enough since I still couldn't see...

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    Give it time it took me a long time to figure out if my 1st dragon was a girl or boy at the time she was only 30gr I went back and forth for awhile lol you'll know in time..
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    crystal leonard Bearded Dragon Egg

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    The other thing is Igor ran toward the new guy Zeus and head butted him... so does that mean he is acting territorial??

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    likely yes..They are solitary creatures and only come together to mate... It is best that they don't have interactions with eachother for numerous reasons.. Injuries minor and very serious, mating if genders are male female...

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