How do You Tell the Gender of a Turtle?

It is nearly impossible to tell the gender of a turtle unless you know which species you are dealing with. The sex characteristics of a turtle vary from one species to the next. In some turtles you can tell because the female’s tail is significantly shorter. In other species there are no genetic male or females, and it all depends on the temperature of the turtle’s environment at the time of embryogenesis! You can find more information here: