1. T

    "best" first tortoise?

    Dad I want a pet. Definitely the scariest words in the English language. So my questions for the esteemed members of this forum: What breed of small tortoise would make the best pet for a 9 y/o boy? Considering both personality and ease of care is there any breed that would be a good...
  2. aerisama

    What species is my tortoise?

    Hello and nice to meet you, I don't know why it took me so long to find this forum and reach out for help. I found my girl 14 years ago starving and just, dying on the road, while going to a little town in Cancun (south of Mexico) and brought her home. She has seen a fair amount of...
  3. B

    What breed tortoise is this?

    Someone I know has become unable to look after these two male tortoises (due to dementia) and I have taken them on as my pets. They are both identical with one slightly larger than the other, around 8 - 9 inches long. I have been told that they may be Russian tortoises. Thanks for any help...
  4. A

    What breed is my tortoise?

    Hey I was just wondering if anyone could help me, a few years ago I was bought two tortoises however I was very young and do not remember being told what breed my tortoise is here is some pictures. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  5. K

    What species is she?

    Hey! I'm new to this site, And being a turtle mom, But This is Hummus (Old name was sally, but I thought hummus was cute). I got her from my boyfriend's aunt. She was in awful condition, They left her in a cold basement. In a small tank of water and fish pebbles. No way to walk out of the...
  6. NBCMad92

    Just A Few Questions... Questions That Need Answering!

    Hello everyone Great to be a part of this site :). I'm a relatively new tortoise owner, I've had my tortoise for just over a year now. Name is Master Oogway (please tell me you know what that is reference to!). I just have a few questions if someone could answer them, that would be great...
  7. M

    Newbie from Cali.

    Hello. I don’t not have a tortoise yet. I am still doing my research on what’s the right fit for my family. I visited our local animal teaching zoo (moorpark) and asked the staff some questions. I have a few questions and hope you guys can help. Few questions I had were already answered. We...
  8. N

    Determining Tortoise species

    Hi all, I’ve just adopted these three tortoises from an old man due to him not being able to care for then anymore. I want to give these tortoises the best care they deserve, but I am hoping for your guys help as I’m new to this! I have no idea what breed of tortoise they are or their sex...