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 #1690973


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 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

Hi, I have a Sudan Plated Lizard, and am considering the possibility of breeding down the road, however for starters I have no clue what sex my lizard is. I would also appreciate any additional advice from someone knowledgable on the topic. Thanks!



04/05/08  10:51pm

 #1691342


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1690973


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

No advice just wanted to say your not alone there! I have one and I hope its a boy! I hope you have luck breeding, the net said they do not breed well in captivity. But I want a second oppinion!



04/06/08  05:30am

 #1691559


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  Message To: Snakecharmer713   In reference to Message Id: 1691342


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

Oh well, thanks anyway. Yeah, i’ve read that very few are actually bread in captivity, so it really inspires me to want to make an attempt at doing so, but unfortunately I am out of luck until i can figure out what sex it is.



04/06/08  11:59am

 #1691792


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1691559


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

If you find out how to sex one post it here! I want to know if Mater is a boy. I wish they were able to breed better in our care.



04/06/08  03:16pm

 #1692334


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  Message To: Snakecharmer713   In reference to Message Id: 1691792


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

Haha, what if the only reason they don’t breed very well is because no one know’s how to identify gender. I’m sure that’s not it, but it would be amusing.



04/06/08  09:56pm

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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1692334


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

That would be funny! I want a second sudan but my first is still grumpy. And I am at my limit with tanks and space! I need a bigger house.....hhmmmm



04/07/08  01:42am

 #1693170


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  Message To: Snakecharmer713   In reference to Message Id: 1692615


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

Ok, i think i’ve figured this out. Apparently males have fringes on the bottom/back of their hind legs that females lack. As far as i can figure, mine is a male.



04/07/08  03:55pm

 #1693216


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1693170


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

Well now maybe I can figure out what Mater is. Lets hope a boy...don’t want a girl named Mater! I will tell you tomorrow what I find!



04/07/08  04:26pm

 #1697689


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  Message To: Snakecharmer713   In reference to Message Id: 1693216


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

Any luck on discovering what sex ur sudan is?



04/10/08  03:35pm

 #1698560


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1697689


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

Not yet...the tail smacking seems to get in the way! Mater is a brat when I get him/her out and beats the crap out of me. Never bites but man can he whip that tail. I am trying again on Sat. Wish me luck...I need it with him!



04/11/08  06:30am

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  Message To: Snakecharmer713   In reference to Message Id: 1698560


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

I know what them tails are like lol so good luck. If you can mannage to get a pic of the underside we could help you on here. As for breeding as far as I am aware there isn;t many people that have bred plateds and well over 90% are WC :(



04/11/08  08:14pm

 #1699834


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  Message To: R0NST3R   In reference to Message Id: 1699510


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

Yeah, it’s disappointing that so many are caught from the wild, which is a reason that i’m really motivated to attempt breeding. Any chance u would have an idea what federal commercial breeding regulations are like.



04/12/08  01:12am

 #1700956


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1699834


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

No idea on that one. I think I have a boy...a very grummpy one now lol.



04/13/08  12:06am

 #1701163


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  Message To: Snakecharmer713   In reference to Message Id: 1700956


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

Fair enough. I suppose it does make for a difficulty if he won’t hold still for you to figure it out.



04/13/08  09:17am

 #1701885


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1701163


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

He is such a booger. I wish my camera was not DOA! Mater is very unique and has some weird issues. {like sleeping under his water dish, hiding his food in the dirt....lol}



04/13/08  06:15pm

 #1702175


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  Message To: Snakecharmer713   In reference to Message Id: 1701885


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

yeah, that is interesting.



04/13/08  09:30pm

 #1702509


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1702175


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

I am moving him to a larger tank in 2 weeks. May be its just a tank size issue? His is a 20 long with a log {fake log} hide. I want to put fake plants in also once I move him. Do you feed yours a pinky mouse? I tried this and he took one one week but the next time he left it sit. Just wondered if he was full on cricks and friut/green mix.



04/14/08  05:13am

 #1703642


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  Message To: Snakecharmer713   In reference to Message Id: 1702509


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

I’ve only fed mine one pinky so far. At first, he didn’t seem interested, but after an hour, he just brutally started throwing it around, then chomped it down. Mine has been very calm overall, starting a week after a i got him, but now the past couple days he has been acting really jittery and hyperactive, which the only reason for that i can figure is that it’s around mating time, so it’s his hormones getting the best of him.



04/14/08  10:10pm

 #1703658


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1703642


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

hey, i know it’s not related, but i noticed u were giving advice on mites to someone on another topic board. i was wondering, what you feel the best methods of mite prevention are, since i plan on having many reptiles in the future and would like to do all i can to disallow any mite infestations.



04/14/08  10:16pm

 #1703884


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1703658


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

I asked the same question in the ball forum and there answer was PAM. Prevent a Mite. Most of the people that have repties say its the best to kill mites and keep them away. The best way is to do qt on any animal that comes in. My qt is six weeks if not longer. I thought I had mites once but it was baby cricks. Then I went to a shop and held a ball that was covered in mites and they look like small black lady bugs. You can’t see the babies so its hard to say what they look like. I use NIX and water {1 bottle NIX shampoo to 1 gal water} on the carpet. NEVER spray the NIX on your pet, its deadly. Cover the tanks with a towel and spray close to the carpet. Thats just what I do so if there are any better ways that you find tell me! I am always looking for a better more efficient way of mite prevention.



04/15/08  03:19am

 #1704984


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  Message To: Snakecharmer713   In reference to Message Id: 1703884


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

Alright thanks. I actually just found a web site on which you can buy a product that kills mites on contact and is safe for the reptile. http://lllreptile.com/store/catalog/reptile-supplies/vitamins-medicines-and-cage-cleaners/-/reptile-relief-1-gallon/



04/15/08  10:56pm

 #1705180


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1704984


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

that kills visible mites but you can’t do much else with it. I had no luck with it at the shop we go to. I was helping treat the rtb he had in qt. The freaking things kept coming back in 2 weeks or so. He finaly had to see a vet before he could sell her.



04/16/08  07:00am

 #1706340


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1690973


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

well if anyone has any ?s just e mail me. i had an african or sudan plated lizard 4 about 10 years and at the time it was hard to find out anything.but became quite knowledgeable. A MALE HAS LITTLE BURRS OR SOFT SMALL NUBS BEHIND THEIR BACK LEGS AND ARE A MORE VIVID GREENISH BROWN. FEMALES ARE MUCH SMALLER THAN MALES, AND MORE PLAIN LOOKING.



04/17/08  07:02am

 #1706425


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  Message To: Fiery lioness   In reference to Message Id: 1706340


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

Thanks fiery lioness. I actually found that out recently, but i still may email you to try and obtain a picture or two of the burrs. Snake Charmer, another mite treatment that is supposed to work for application directly to the lizard is ivermectin, which is a cattle dewormer, but it should only be used once every couple weeks. You can also use bleach - 1 part bleach and 10 parts water for cleaning the inside of the cage, just make sure you remove the reptile before doing so.



04/17/08  08:53am

 #1706442


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1706425


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

U RE VERY WELCOME. I CANT SEND ANY PIX MY GREEN BAN DIED ABOUT 5 YERS AGO AND SINCE I HAVE HAD KIDS BUT NOW AM TRYING DESPERATELY TO FIND ANOTHER.AND THE MITE THING THEY ARE THE SAME KIND BIRDS HAVE. BUT I GOT RID OF HIS THE OLD FASHIOND WAY ONE BY ONE AND MITE SPRAY FOR BIRDS FROM WALMART!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT I HAD HIM FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS AND HE WAS OLD WHEN I GOT HIM HE WAS CAUGHT IN THE WILD AND IN THE PROCESS LOST A FEW TOES SO I LEARNED ALOT MOSTLY BY TRIAL AND ERROR . BUT FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT but be patient i dont get to check my email but a few times a week I HAVE TO BORROW MY BUDDYS LAPTOP TO DO THE ESSENTIALS.



04/17/08  09:08am

 #1707427


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  Message To: Fiery lioness   In reference to Message Id: 1706442


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

Alright, thanks. Unfortunately this site automatically edits, so that ur email didn’t show up though, but oh well. I’m pretty much positive that mine is a male, i just wanted to confirm it.



04/17/08  11:29pm

 #1707984


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1707427


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

I will get Mater posted as soon as he decides to stop beating the crap out of me. And the mites are a pian in the a$$! I did the bleach thing for the shop and the spray and still had trouble. The vet gave the rtb a shot, not sure of what. It did the trick. The PAM was suppost to be the best thing so I got some and am using it as a pre treat for just in case moments.



04/18/08  02:38pm

 #1708426


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  Message To: Snakecharmer713   In reference to Message Id: 1707984


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

Alright, sounds like a plan. I will have to get some P.A.M. Yeah, take a pic of Mater, in hopes of an evaluation.



04/18/08  08:45pm

 #1714295


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  Message To: Reptilius   In reference to Message Id: 1690973


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

i read males have a bigger more tringle head and females have small heads and is smoother if that makes sense? this is for armadillo lizards if that helps any one out



04/23/08  11:16pm

 #1719378


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  Message To: Snw85   In reference to Message Id: 1714295


 The Sex of My Plated Lizard

So, i recently read somewhere that black-lined and sudan plated lizards are the same thing, but in cross-referencing it, i’m not so sure. Anyone here know for sure?



04/28/08  06:43pm
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