Sexing Blue Tongue Skink

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since we’ve been on here.

I’m interested in purchasing a female blue tongue and this beautiful one popped up on Craigslist nearby. The seller said she thinks it’s a female but I was curious if anyone on here can give their opinion.

Thank you very much!


@thebeardedherper might be able to help. Just be cautious buying from Craigslist since the animals aren’t usually healthy (from my experience). This one looks healthy but always practice proper quarantine. I wouldn’t recommend breeding her and instead always buying breeding stock from trustworthy breeders so you know the full background.


So stinkin cute!! Talk about some chub! :see_no_evil:

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Unfortunately there’s just no reliable way to sex them visually. Best ways are the old fashioned trial and error, ultrasound by an exotic vet who knows what to look for, or if you’re lucky seeing a hemipene pop out, but that last one only tells you it’s a male; not seeing a hemipene means jack squat.