Flashlight sexing. Is there an age range that is too young?

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Flashlight sexing. Is there an age range that is too young?

Postby Linpai » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:42 pm

Hi all,

We have a gorgeous new addition. Still tiny tiny at 7 weeks old. Without the flashlight I see bumps and think he looks male. With the flashlight he looks like a girl... so I wondering if he is too young to see what we should be seeing or is he actually a girl?

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Re: Flashlight sexing. Is there an age range that is too you

Postby HippieLizards » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:30 pm

Hello,

Welcome to BD.Org! It Looks like you have a little male. Typically it is a bit harder to determine the gender of a baby beardie than a SubAdult or an Adult. But once you learn what to look for, Its easy.

I Hope that you will enjoy your beardie for many years on. and I Expect that you probably know how to care for a baby beardie. :) Just make sure you have the proper heat and most importantly proper UVB (Reptisun T5 Tube Bulb) and calcium, and Hopefully he will live to a ripe old age with the proper care. :)

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Re: Flashlight sexing. Is there an age range that is too you

Postby Linpai » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:53 pm

Thanks HippieLizards.

Yes we researched intensively prior to purchasing from a reputable breeder. We have T5 HO Arcadia lighting, heat is good (no coloured bulbs) and Calcium without D3 alternated with a multivitamin with D3. I cannot imagine how people do the baby age without being prepared. Even knowing we are on top of things it is stressful!

Thanks for the confirmation.
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Re: Flashlight sexing. Is there an age range that is too you

Postby HippieLizards » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:34 pm

Hello again,

Ok, you sound like your taking good care of him :) and Yes, baby beardies are quite a handfull.
Could you maybe post some pics of his setup? Also whats his substrate?

Keep up the good work! :)

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Re: Flashlight sexing. Is there an age range that is too you

Postby AHBD » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:03 pm

Yes, the flashlight does not work on babies, I'm not sure when it can be considered to be full proof. The first picture shows with no dispute that it's a male as was already pointed out by you + the other poster. Beardies are generally pretty easy to sex from the time they are young if you know how to hold the tail right. :)
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Re: Flashlight sexing. Is there an age range that is too you

Postby fcooper » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:20 am

I've tried it on babies, but for me, their tail is too tiny and I have a hard time seeing.
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