herman tortoise

  1. F

    Mouth open and head bopping after hibernation

    My 1 year old Herman's Tortoise is starting (pretty late) to wake up from hibernation. My other two tortoises are a bit letargic but I guess it's kinda normal if we consider that they are waking up just now; but this one in particular keeps opening their mouth while moving their head up and...
  2. S

    Possible Respiratory Infection?

    Hi everyone. My Eastern Hermann's tortoise Merwin has developed a popping sound when breathing. I have since raised his enclosure temps which has reduced the noise, and made it sound looser and less obvious. No sign of mucus coming from his nose, he is still active and eating. Could this be a...
  3. vexy

    Plant ideas for inside enclosure

    Hey all! Wanted to drop by and ask about what kind of plants you wonderful girls and guys use for your tortoise enclosures. Something to break up line of sight, places to chill and hide the little torts. Wasn't too sure what's safe, or they don't decide to destroy. I recently got a lavender...
  4. H

    Is a closed vivarium suitable for a 1 year old Hermann tortoise?

    So I want to change my Hermann tortoise enclosure from a table to a vivarium as this will allow him to have the biggest enclosure for the space I have and will also be safer as we have a dog that doesn’t like him. Though I have done a lot of research I keep getting conflicting answers as to...
  5. L

    Shell check Herman’s 2 years old

    Hi, This is sunshine our family pride and joy we got him last may at 1 year old. Can someone tell me if his shell looks ok and does it look like the start of pyramiding? I’m panicking!!!!!! Many thanks
  6. Jennelos

    Ichabod is about to get an upgrade!! Enclosure Project.

    This is so long overdue but my little dino is about to get a second floor to his enclosure! I'm so excited for him to have more room to roam and explore (does that mean he'll stop hovering by the walls to get out? Probably not lol). My plan is to have the top portion be the "hot" end and the...
  7. E

    Tortoise Eye Problem HELP!!! Please

    !!!!Please Help!!!! Hello thank you for reading. My boyfriends tortoise has been poorly for a while now and we are really struggling to figure out what’s going on or how to help her. Her eyes closed shut and would not open, we tried everything we could find online: bathing them, vitamin a...
  8. TommyTheTort?

    Hello from Tommy and I

    Hi all Just joined this morning and loving it here so far! ? I'm Gary and I live in Scotland just outside of Glasgow. I have a Hermann's Tortoise ? and his name is Tommy. I'm wondering if anyone could kindly tell me something about him? He hi 5 "Inches long & he weighs 370g. Is it possible...
  9. S

    New Marks on Tortoise Shell

    Hello! I took these images to a reptile store and they said it doesnt look like anything to them but these marks have developed slowly over the past two weeks. He is a good eater, very active. I soak him three times a week, his lights are about a month old and he has a cuttle bone but i also...
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    My tortoise won’t accept nutrients?

    Hello! I have a Hermann’s tortoise that is about 4 years old. I’ve had him for about 9 months and he is my first reptile. He’s been acting kind of strange lately and I don’t know why. It started about a week ago when I noticed he wasn’t eating very much of his food. I got him kale and green...
  11. J

    Help! Hermann’s tortoise won’t stop scratching!

    Hi! I have a 2-3 year old Hermann’s tortoise and I’ve had her for almost a year now. She’s always been so well behaved and loved keeping to herself. She’d come and go out from under her log, to her basking area, food dish, burrowing etc. This past week, she has been obsessed with one particular...
  12. T

    Trade male russian tortoise for hermann tortoise

    Hey guys, I am looking to trade my male Russian tortoise for a Hermann or Greek tortoise. I just got my Russian tortoise about two weeks and have an outdoor enclosure for him. However, I recently learned that Russian tortoises do not do well in a subtropical climate because of the high humidity...
  13. J

    Hermanns Tortoise less active

    Hi all I’ve had my Hermanns now for about 2 months and it’s going well! However, just wanted to see people’s opinion on who active she has been for the last couple of weeks. She is only about a year old and and has been pretty active through the summer which is when I got her, but as the...
  14. TacoHermanooo

    Just little hiii from the gang :)

    Taco and his not so little brother Bernardo ? Don’t worry they are never left alone together but they have a little time together every day supervised so they’re use to each other being around. Hope everyone is well ?
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    How to treat a chipped shell?

    Hi guys, I’ve just got back from uni and noticed that our tortoise has a chip at the back of his shell, above his back left leg. It looks red where the chip has occurred, and got kind of dirty - I’ve removed the dirt where I can but he’s an awful wriggler! Anything I can do?
  16. J

    Hermanns Tortoise Help!

    Hi all I am fairly new to this so please bare with me! I have a (aprox) 1 year old Hermanns tortoise and am struggling with the enclosure. I currently use a mix of Tortoise Life Substrate and Orchid Bark which it seems fine with…. Unless anyone else has any other recommendations. But I am...
  17. J

    Tortoises for sale on Craigslist. Should I purchase?

    Hi everyone! I’m looking to purchase a Herman’s on Craigslist. This is the ad: https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/for/d/brooklyn-tortoise/7363321992.html The owner said that he’s two years old and around 6 inches. Sounds like he’s almost at adult size but he’s still a yearling. Is there...
  18. L

    Is our tortoise a male or female?

    Hi there, a year and a half ago we got two young tortoises, they were roughly four months old when we got them. When we got them the breeder said they should both be girls due to the temperature at which they were incubated. They are now about 2 years old and one of them is demonstrating some...
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    Tortoise eye looks weird - please help!

    Hi guys, I’m a very new tort owner and don’t know what to do. I noticed my tort’s eye has sort of shifted to the left?? Last night he couldn’t seem to open it after napping also. I’ve attached pics to compare the normal eye to the weird one. I don’t know what to do:( thank you x
  20. R

    Is it ok to take baby Hermanns tortoise into the garden?

    Hello, I recently purchased a baby Hermanns tortoise and I was wondering whether it's ok for me to take him into the garden because the weather is good at the moment. I understand that I have to be extremely careful to not lose him, as tortoises can run, but other than that is it ok? I have not...