Bearded Dragon Sexing | Is Your Beardie a Male or Female?
Bearded Dragon Sexing
First off, if you have a male and female you can tell a bit by just looking at them react together.
- A male will head bob vigorously and the female will do arm waves or what looks like slow push ups as a sign of submission.
- A male has more of a triangle shaped head than a female, almost looking like it goes into a peak at the end of the snout and a female’s snout is more rounded at the end.
- The male will have a larger base at the tail than a female. The females tail is more narrow at the base.
- The males pre-anal pores (the little dots on the under side of the back legs) are more evident than a females.
Here are some shots of their faces. But remember, this is not always true with ever dragon,
I have had females with pointed snouts too.
See how the male’s snout comes to more of a peak and the females is more round.
Bearded Dragon Sexing – Photos
Here are photos of the underside of a male and female dragon. By looking below the vent, at the base of the tail you can usually tell the difference between male and female, especially after 6 months of age, but normally if you know what you are looking for you should be able to tell at about 3 months of age.
The male is about 18 inches and 250 grams & the female is about 20 inches and 540 grams.
If you want to look at your own dragons put them down on a surface and lift the tail up straight to about at 60 degree angle. I also sometimes have to push gently on the surface where the bulge or bulges should be with my finger in younger dragons, this sometimes helps make them come out so they are more visible.
MAKE SURE NOT TO BEND THE TAIL TO FAR TOWARD THE DRAGONS HEAD OR IT COULD BREAK.
Bearded Dragon Sexing – Females
THIS IS WHAT A FEMALE BEARDED DRAGON SHOULD LOOK LIKE.
Can you see “one” bulge in the center at the base of the tail? This is not always the
case though, sometimes you can see nothing at all.
Bearded Dragon Sexing – Males
THIS IS WHAT THE MALE BEARDED DRAGON SHOULD LOOK LIKE.
I couldn’t get a great picture so I took two of my male.
You should be able to see two hemipenials.
Also see how more visable his pre-anal pores are.
OR what looks like an hour glass in the center at the base of the tail.
HERE IS MY 10 INCH MALE DRAGON.
See the two bulges. One on the right and one on the left.
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