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Sexing very young bearded dragons in somewhat difficult, but determining sex in juveniles over the age of three months is relatively easy. By holding the dragon in the palm of your hand with its tail facing you, carefully fold the tail up over the back and examine the area just above the ventral opening. In males, hemipenal bulges can be seen on each side of the tail. The hemipenes will also cause and indentation in the center of the tail between the two hemipenes. On females, the hemipenal bulges are absent, thus causing the area above the vent to protrude slightly.
Females will have a slight protrusion due to the lack of hemipenes.The male clearly shows the hemipenal bulges, which causes an indentation in the center of the tail
To determine sex, hold the dragon in the palm of your hand with its tail facing you, supporting its body and front limbs. Gently lift the tail up over the back at approximately a 90 degree angle, being careful not to bend the tail too far or too roughly, as the vertebra at the base of the tail may be at risk of being broken. Upon examining the area just above the ventral opening, if your dragon is male, hemipenal bulges can be seen on each side of the tail, causing an indentation in the centre of the tail between the two hemipenes. Males also often have enlarged preanal and femoral pores. On a female the hemipenal bulges are absent, thus causing the area above the vent to protrude slightly, or not at all. On smaller dragons it may be necessary to gently roll the tail between your fingers and thumb to expose the hemipenal bulges of a male. Some breeders use hemipenal eversion as a form of sexing dragons, where they push at the dragons cloacal area in an attempt to evert the male sex organs, however this method, along with probing?, can seriously damage the dragon and is not recommended.
Females have much smaller and less obvious femoral pores.
Males also have Prominent femoral pores.