It's not always easy to tell the sex of box turtles, and most of the time it doesn't matter, either. Here are a few characteristics to help you figure it out.
Box turtles are long lived animals that are relatively slow in reproducing. It is quite easy to determine the sex of an eastern box turtle.
Box turtles have their sex organs inside their shells, therefore it is difficult to determine the sex of a box turtle. Other secondary sex.
Male Eastern Box Turtle from Salem, WV area photo by Mark B. Like many turtles, box turtles have temperature-dependent sex determination. Clutches.
Sex determination in turtles can be tricky because unless you see male genitalia or see a female laying eggs you can't be 100% sure about a box turtle's sex.