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RE: Male or female?

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Posted by: Kelly_Haller at Mon Aug 8 21:11:28 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Kelly_Haller ]  
   

Kevin,
Your description sounds like a male, except for the depth, but very young females can sometimes be deceptive. Probing is a little difficult with young greens, and does take some practice. Greens have a different structure within the cloaca than other boids and require a different probing procedure than most other snakes. The probe first needs to be inserted into one side of the cloaca opening perpendicular to the body, and in about one-third of the way through the tail base or just slightly more. Holding it steady, and without allowing it to move back out any, rotate it parallel to the body and move it back into the tail as you would probe any other boid. All of this needs to be done very slowly and easily to avoid injury. If you are not familiar with probing boids, I would find someone who is that could do this for you. If you do have a fair amount of experience, it shouldn’t be a big problem for you at all. It may take a few tries, but if you take it slowly, there won’t be any problems. If done incorrectly, most of the greens you probe will appear as females. The true females will only probe two or three subcaudal’s, males considerably more. Good luck, and let me know how it goes.

Kelly


   

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