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Old 10th May 2017   #1
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Got an Axolotl about 3 months ago, and have tried to determine the gender... But it seems like I get different answers depending on which angle I look at it. Here's its cloaca. Help?
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Old 10th May 2017   #2
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your axie looks pretty young in this shot. How big is it? May be too early to tell



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It's about 4 inches long. Darn... Alright, well, thanks for the help ��



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At 4 inches it's pretty hard to tell. Once sexually mature, the toetips change colour and that is usually the age you can be sure of it's gender. Since it's a lucy, it's toes will turn darker. You can tell by the size of the cloaca, if it's very small it's a female and if it's larger it's a male.
On a side note, when my axies were maturing my dad saw the size of Peri's cloaca and freaked out because he thought it was prolapse but he calmed down after I told him it just meant she was in fact a male.

Judging by your axie's cloaca size it looks like a male, but I'm not completely certain.



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You cannot really tell how old your Axie is until at least 1 year old, at that point, a male will develop a bulge behind each back leg. That's one of the easiest ways to tell.



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Once an axolotl is sexually mature, the females usually begin to look fatter.



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