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AnoleLover233
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 How do you tell the diffrence between a male and a female anole

I have Three anoles and am having trouble determinig that one is either a guy or a gal. Please help me!!



02/02/12  09:08pm

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Chameleon_man
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  Message To: AnoleLover233   In reference to Message Id: 2253759


 How do you tell the diffrence between a male and a female anole

I have always been told take the anole and SOFTLY!!!!! grab skin under chin if you can pull it out then its a male :-) it will most likely be red.



02/03/12  12:25am

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Lizardliz
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  Message To: Chameleon_man   In reference to Message Id: 2253786


 How do you tell the diffrence between a male and a female anole

I am having difficulty with this too. Apparently girls can have a dewlap too. They boys will have a longer head, and a lager brighter dewlap. Most females will retain a white to greyish mid dorsal line down their back. The sex organ is only noticeable in older males, which is visible at the base of their tails. I think I have all boys. I bought a book on Green Anoles, and this info is from the book. Now I question what exactly I have, and will I have eggs?



02/03/12  08:14am

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Atrax27407
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  Message To: Lizardliz   In reference to Message Id: 2253806


 How do you tell the diffrence between a male and a female anole

Please read my caresheet. There are pictures. You need to check for enlarged postanal scales. Males have them, females don’t.



02/03/12  09:21am

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Chameleon_man
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  Message To: Atrax27407   In reference to Message Id: 2253808


 How do you tell the diffrence between a male and a female anole

see and sometime my meathods works and sometimes it does not just becuase of femalse having them but just like you said male will have a bigger throat things ( forgot name and cant think of it right now. lol )



02/03/12  11:19am

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Atrax27407
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  Message To: Chameleon_man   In reference to Message Id: 2253812


 How do you tell the diffrence between a male and a female anole

Dewlap size is not a reliable method of sexing. Some males have small dewlaps and some females have relatively large ones. Enlarged postanal scales are present even in male embryos and can be considered a positive and unequivocal method of sexing. The only variable is a mistake by the person examining the Anole.



02/03/12  11:55am

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Lizardliz
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  Message To: Atrax27407   In reference to Message Id: 2253816


 How do you tell the diffrence between a male and a female anole

So much to sort through to figure it out LOL. I took a good look at my guys yesterday after positing. My Jimmy was up against the glass, and yup, he is a male. After he arrived he also grew a bone like flap on the back of his head. When he puffs up, it get’s bigger, like a crown, hence the new name King Jimmy. I believe Jonner is a boy, he has a longer head and extra skin under his throat. Unfortunately, J.J seems to be a girl. That means two boys and one girl in the tank. Is that not a big No No for these guys? They have been living together okay, just some chasing now and then. Stripes I believe is a girl too. She has a predominant white line down her back, and is much smaller in stature ( despite not eating for a month). I will read the care sheet as suggested.



02/04/12  10:06am


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