eastern hermann

  1. charliek

    Worried: Orange Spot - Underside of shell

    Hello there, This is my first time posting, I'm from the U.K and the proud owner of 2 little Eastern Hermann Tortoises, less than a year old. They've been doing great, eating well, sleeping appropriately, engaging in activities, being explorative and just being lively. I know they are still...
  2. O

    Eastern Hermann Male Tortoise to a good home.

    I have a three year old male Eastern Hermann Tortoise I need to rehome. He is free to a good home with enclosure and heat lamp with extra bulbs. I am located in Dayton. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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    What substrate should I use for my Eastern Hermann Tortoise? I was using coco fiber but then it got all in his water and now i’m using coco husk and he absolutely loves burrowing in it, but i’m not sure if that’s the best option. Recommendations?
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    Are my tortoises eastern or western Hermann’s?

    Hi there! New to the forum, we’ve had our two Hermann’s since April. They’re about 1 year old now. We’re looking at a rough guide of how big they’ll grow in the future so we can plan for a new enclosure and have seen that there is a size difference in Eastern and Western. Would appreciate it if...
  5. RatQueen_Irene

    Sadly Rehoming 3 y/o Male Eastern Hermann Tortoise

    With a heavy heart, unfortunately and though I never expected my current situation, I'm searching for a home for my three year old eastern hermann, Kepler, approximately full grown and 5ish inches long in the shell. He has been well cared for, calcium and UVB/sunlight, varied diet of weeds and...
  6. Domm

    Tortoise male or female?

    Hello, My Eastern Hermanns turned four this month and I was wondering if it’s still too soon to sex? Does anyone know if it’s male or female? Ignore how dirty he/she is, they were in the yard enclosure all day and I take them in at night.
  7. RatQueen_Irene

    Help Checking Brumation Preparation Procedure Eastern Hermann

    Hello! I'm hoping to double check my plan and research with people familiar with brumation of eastern hermanns and similar. My eastern hermann tortoise Kepler is around a year and four months old, approximately 4.8-5 inches long in the shell, and 462 grams (giving heavier Jackson ratio of...
  8. RatQueen_Irene

    Are Ginseng Leaves Safe?

    Hello, I haven't seen this asked previously and ginseng isn't listed on tortoise table or elsewhere, are the leaves tortoise safe? I have several around. They're ginseng ficus retusa. Eastern Hermann tortoise in question:
  9. RatQueen_Irene

    Sex of 4 inch Hermann

    Hello, my eastern hermann tort is probably still a little young, but I heard you can sex them sometimes at above 4 inches long, and the tort is a bit longer than that measuring straight horizontally down the shell. Casually curious, as the tort was I believe temperature sexed at a higher chance...
  10. RatQueen_Irene

    Some extra veggies for breakfast

    In his sunning box disclaimer, has a full enclosure with substrate and all c:
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    Bath time for Kepler, my eastern hermann buddy c:
  12. RatQueen_Irene

    Kepler's Growth

    He's grown so much, from 1.25 inches to 3 inches in 5 months c:
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    Tortoise suddenly won’t eat

    Tortellini (Eastern Hermann) is about 4-6 months old and is 76g. I keep him in a vivarium because it is terribly dry in the winter (like my own body is cracking because it’s so dry). It’s around 70%~80% at all times. Cool zone 28c, hot zone 33c, central 30c. He had sun soak time until early...
  14. Domm

    Transporting Tortoise In Freezing Weather?

    I have an 8 month old eastern hermanns that I need to drive to my parents so they can watch him when I go on a 4 day trip next week. This was not a problem in the summer but it is so cold here where I live, I mean like 18 degrees F. I’m worried about even transporting him from my house to the...
  15. BHiLL

    Hi! New Eastern Hermann's Tortoise Owner

    Hi everyone! My name is Brian and I live in Los Angeles. I recently became an owner/proud parent of an Eastern Hermann's Hatchling, Tortilla! He (maybe a he?) has been getting daily soaks, has a great appetite, gets some sun during lunch, burrows down for long sleeps, and already enjoys us...
  16. Domm

    Enclosure Check, Substrate Turning Black?

    Hello, I have had an Eastern Hermanns Hatchling for about a week now, he is only a little over a month old. I am keeping his enclosure damp for humidity and it never drops below 65% the temp is usually 80-90 during the day and around 73F at night. I noticed pieces of the substrate are turning...
  17. Crazyturtlelady

    TortStork Review

    I was wanting to add a smaller addition to my tortoise family, and was so happy to have found Randy and TortStork! He was so helpful in selecting the right tortoise for what I was looking for, and has been so kind and knowledgeable throughout the process. I ordered an Eastern Hermann’s...
  18. dmokeegan

    New to the form...Hi everyone

    Hi everyone, My name is Danielle, and I live in New Hampshire. I joined this form because my husband and I have been researching and trying to learn as much as we can before we get our own tortoise. If anyone has any pointers or can help me out that would be great! We are looking into as...
  19. C

    First Time Tortoise Purchase, In Need Of Help

    Hi, my name is Cole. I'm new to Tortoise Forum and I'm about to purchase my first tortoise(s). I live in central Kentucky, and my tortoise(s) will be kept indoors. Here's what I need help with: I've narrowed the species of tortoise I'm getting down to two species, Eastern and Western Hermann's...