Emerald tree boa sexing

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Emerald tree boa sexing

Postby Mat Van G » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:24 pm

Hi Everybody,

My emerald neonates are doing very well and are well established. Ready to be sold to their new owners.
Only one issue, i cant get them sexed. I went to Dr Bhoola today and he says that they are the same as chondros and cant really be sexed until about a year old.

If any one has the ability to visually sex them or has any info or knows someone that can help determining there sexes would be very helpful

Regards Mat
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Re: Emerald tree boa sexing

Postby Bushviper » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:03 pm

If the vet is worried about dislocating the tail vertebrae then I would stick with that.
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Re: Emerald tree boa sexing

Postby Westley Price » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:43 pm

Would ultrasound not possibly work?

But then again, I wonder how well developed the ovaries of young snakes are.

Please let us know if you find a solution. Good luck.
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Re: Emerald tree boa sexing

Postby Primogen » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:53 pm

This is not a very accurate method and won't work on older darker snakes
I have sexed a few snakes in relative darkness by holding a very strong led light on the base of the tail and looking for signs of hemipenes.
It works better on very young snakes as the have thinner skin and scales.
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