Question by  tori1106 (5)

How do I know the age of my turtle?

I also would like to know what kind it is and if it's a boy or girl.


Answer by  Joe46 (88)

The age of a turtle can be found by counting the rings of one of the scutes on the shell. One ring is roughly one year's growth. To determine the gender of the turtle if the bottom of the shell is convex, most likely male, concave most likely female.


Answer by  patti (29325)

It is nearly impossible to determine the age of a turtle unless you've raised it from when it was very small. Older turtles' shells are very smooth while younger turtle shells show the growth plates. Males have an indentation in the shell and longer claws or toenails.


Answer by  jp1999 (231)

There is no accurate way to determine the age of a turtle unless you actually witnessed the hatching. You can determine the sex of the turtle by inspecting the tail. Males have longer and thicker tails than females. Males also have a concave appearance on the bottom of their shell.


Answer by  ThatGuuhZaya (0)

I Found My Turtle Outside In The Road i took it in because i didnt want it to get killed..Anyways u Can Tell How old ur turtle is by couting the shell rings and u can know what gender by lookin at the eyes Male-Red Female-Another color lol :)

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