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Xanadu1
04-02-2006, 12:27 PM
sune jensen already answered this question in another thread, but I didn't think the pic I posted was very good in showing the bulges on what I think may be a male. Here are both of my vipers

This is Frenchie..the one with the bulges
http://photos.imageevent.com/heatheranddenis/lizardsexing/websize/afrenchsex1.jpg

http://photos.imageevent.com/heatheranddenis/lizardsexing/websize/afrenchsex.jpg

This is Rizzo, the one without the bulges

http://photos.imageevent.com/heatheranddenis/lizardsexing/websize/arizsex1.jpg

http://photos.imageevent.com/heatheranddenis/lizardsexing/websize/arizsex2.jpg

http://photos.imageevent.com/heatheranddenis/lizardsexing/websize/arizsex_1.jpg

sune jensen or anyone else know what sex they are. I hope the pics are better than the last one. It's very hard to take pics of their crotches!! LOL

nephrurus7
04-02-2006, 03:35 PM
i would say the second is a female for sure. the first looks female if it is fully grown but could possibly be a young male. how old are they?

i just took some pics of mine i'll see how they turned out and put them up, maybe that will help some.
----JERRY

the moof
04-02-2006, 03:50 PM
wow, these guys are really impossible to sex! im stumped :(

regards,
*the moof*

Xanadu1
04-02-2006, 03:54 PM
They are almost a year old. The one I think is a male has two very obvious bulges...kinda like a pictus but not as big. That's why I think it's a male. They are siblings and their "undersides" look totally different...they're the same age.

nephrurus7
04-02-2006, 04:01 PM
here are some pics of my male. they're not too great but i think they may help a little, these guys are hard to hold on to!! i didn't get any pics of the female she is currently gravid and did NOT want to set still! The bulges on mine look much larger than yours do, but i found out that the pics can be deceiving! they look much larger in person than in pics. notice the large pores on the male and the spikes next to the bulges. females are much smaller or totaly absent.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/nephrurus7/100_0466.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/nephrurus7/100_0471.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/nephrurus7/5843af2b.jpg

hope this helps some!!
----JERRY

nephrurus7
04-02-2006, 04:03 PM
darn photobucket blurred the pores on the third pic :evil: :evil:
sorry
----JERRY

the moof
04-02-2006, 04:08 PM
i can see them *nods*... hmm... this one is much easier to tell...

regards,
*the moof*

Xanadu1
04-02-2006, 04:18 PM
here are some pics of my male. they're not too great but i think they may help a little, these guys are hard to hold on to!! i didn't get any pics of the female she is currently gravid and did NOT want to set still! The bulges on mine look much larger than yours do, but i found out that the pics can be deceiving! they look much larger in person than in pics. notice the large pores on the male and the spikes next to the bulges. females are much smaller or totaly absent.
hope this helps some!!
----JERRY

Ok..I think I've got a male and a female. Your male looks like the one I thought was a male...and by the way you said: The bulges on mine look much larger than yours do

I'll bet my viper can beat up your viper...lol. Sorry, I had to say SOMETHING about that comment..it just struck me as so funny. Thanks a lot for posting those pics...it really helped. I think yours are bigger cuz yours might be older than mine. I bought them in September and the breeder said they were a couple months old. But she called them babies. So???Maybe they're only 8 months old. I'll post more pics when they get older.

Thanks to all who replied :)

Heather

nephrurus7
04-02-2006, 04:47 PM
Glad i could help some. mine are around 3yrs. old now. so they are probably a little bigger.

The bulges on mine look much larger than yours do


i thought that sounded kind of bad too. that's just the way it came out.

----JERRY

Xanadu1
04-02-2006, 04:55 PM
lol :D

sune jensen
04-02-2006, 05:15 PM
Heather,
I guess what you have there us sinmply just a subadult male
As Jerry pictures illustrated adult males do have huge bulges. This is what made your young male look somewhat like a female.

- Sune

nephrurus7
04-02-2006, 05:18 PM
i agree, i think it is a sub-adult male.

-----JERRY