When I first introduced Papoe in this blog, in a post called Introducing Papoe; I wrote these sentences:
Papoe is still 3,4 cm x 3,5 cm in wide and height, this measurement is not enough to tell his gender yet…however, I need to refer him to either she or he (I don’t want to call Papoe as ‘it’). Until he is at least 8 cm in height, I will always call him as my boy. But I need to remind you that HE COULD BE A SHE ONE DAY😉
Well…he is that big now AND Papoe is no longer a boy, Papoe is a GIRL. I have suspected that since last year but I waited till she is big enough. There is no doubt anymore for me.
Look at this picture:
Her cloaca is sooo close to her plastron.
In this second picture, her tail is very short and small.
Those two are the signs of female turtle.
No wonder Papoe has such a cute smile…it’s a girl’s smile 😉
Look at how pretty she is with ribbon and nail-paint
I have two girls now…and amazingly, these two girls often bully my only boy 😉