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    my boy, chi-chi, is almost 2 years old and still hasn't developed his testicular appendages, so i'm wondering why. his health and activity level are normal but his masculinity is not.

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    Very cute.

    Also, for some reason the photos make me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Monkey View Post
    Very cute.

    Also, for some reason the photos make me laugh.
    like he's a clown trying to look dignified.

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    Not unusual when both testes are un-descended, I don't know what health concerns that
    could involve but with the help of a veterinarian it could be reversed fairly easy so I hear.
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    no big deal i guess as my first pd with big balls was a frequent biter, and this guy has never bitten even once.

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    Ohhh, tubby with the toes stick'in out! Pay per hug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelman#100 View Post
    my first pd was well-endowed at about 8 months old.
    My primary is the grey squirrel and I've seen the same variation between wondering where they are
    to holy cow! Every time I see one of the well endowed slamming them every time they land a jump
    ...it makes me cringe.


    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelman#100 View Post
    no big deal i guess as my first pd with big balls was a frequent biter, and this guy has never bitten even once.
    Your first pd would have had higher testosterone levels then this one so the biting/aggression is not that surprising.
    With this guy having two un-descended testes he would show a testosterone deficiency. The up side is the sweet
    no biter and likely calmer boy that you have. The down side to two un-descended testes is the risk of cancer is higher
    for them then the general male population.

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    This guy is adorable, I can just see the personality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelman#100 View Post
    my boy, chi-chi, is almost 2 years old and still hasn't developed his testicular appendages, so i'm wondering why. his health and activity level are normal but his masculinity is not.
    I understand without seeing obvious testes it's difficult to tell male from female due to the vagina also having
    a protrusion and the only way to be sure is by the distance of the penis to the butt hole just like with squirrels.
    I understand you've had for two years but are you sure he's a he? ...Just asking.

    It is normal that a male's testes stay hidden up in their body cavity and only rappel down for the breeding season.
    A female only has one fertile period per year. I do not know the answer as to if a male drops naturally according to
    a breeding season or if there needs to be a fertile female presence around. ...but now I'm curious.
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    Default Re: black-tail prairie dog health question

    my first pd was well-endowed at about 8 months old.
    "goin to hell in a bucket but at least i'm enjoyin the ride"

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