hermann tortoise

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    Outdoor Tortoise Enclousure

    Hey guys! I'm definitely going to need to build another enclosure for my hermann tortoise. She has outgrown her environment indoors and the weather is finally starting to look nice for her species! I want to get everything right the first time so she can be happy for years to come. Here are...
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    Tortoise enclosures too close together?

    Hello everyone, I hope you're having a good day :tort: I have two Hermanns, both roughly 9 years old males in good health. My question is regarding their enclosure(s). Imagine their enclosure(s) as one big rectangle, kind of like a book shape-wise, about 5m (~16ft) in length and 2,5-3m...
  3. Mixcoatl

    Red tinge on hermann's shell (pics)

    Gave my 3 year old Hermann's tortoise a soak after work and noticed he had a weird red tinge to his shell that wasn't there the day before looked him over and there are definitely red splotches on the plastron He gets checked over every other day so was shocked to see this. He has otherwise...
  4. Aliceskye99

    Baby Hermann tortoise is blowing bubbles through her mouth

    So I’ve had my baby Hermann tortoise about 3 weeks. She’s really active and eats and drinks as she should. But I’ve recently noticed her sneezing and blowing bubbles through her mouth. I’ve also noticed around her neck she is getting dry skin. I’m not sure what to do. I’ve already got another...
  5. anniek_vd

    Hello from the Netherlands!

    Hi everyone! I decided to make an account on this amazing platform (where I already learned a ton during my research, thank you for that!) because today I became the owner of 2 amazing Eastern Hermann's Tortoises (Testudo Hermanni Boettgeri)! I am beyond excited that I was able to adopt these...
  6. Sophie1432

    First time tortoise owner set up advice

    Hi I got my hermanns tortoise last October and he is almost a year old, I did lots of research into lights, diet, enclosures etc.. before getting him by watching YouTube and browsing the web. However I am always looking to improve as he is my very first tortoise so any advice is greatly...
  7. Sophie1432

    Hermanns tortoise Tortuga

    Hi guys I’ve never used a forum before so excuse me if I’m clueless but wanted to introduce my hermanns tortoise Tortuga 💖 we got him last October #tortoise
  8. victoria.shayne

    3 Months old & first weigh-in !

    Our little Eastern Hermann's Bo is officially 3months yesterday so we decided to weigh him for the first time since he's been home with us (two weeks now!)—he weighs about 25g!
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    Terrible beak on my rescues, tips for trimming, parrot beak?

    Any tips on what to do with this beak? This is a rescue I have had for a few months. Each month I slowly dremmel the top beak back not wanting to cause too much distress. But I’m not sure if I should attempt to do the bottom beak at the sides. I dont want to break/dislocate her jaw. So far I...
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    Post-blockage care

    My Female Hermanns tortoise FINALLY passed a blockage that we've been managing for weeks! We are relieved, but the vet warned us that we may still not be out of the woods - depending on whether or not the blockage did any harm to her intestines. She is on antibiotics for another week at least...
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    Seeking a Hermann or Leopard Hatchling- Yearling

    Hello! I have been interested in adding a tortoise to my family for the last year, after a lot of research I am ready! I’m interested in a Hermann or Leopard (hatchling-yearling) I prefer purchasing from an experienced and honest owner/breeder. Any in/near Michigan? I live in Grand Rapids but...
  12. I accidentally woke him up....

    I accidentally woke him up....

    ..... and he looks like he's not too happy about it. Oops...
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    Hibernating!

    My hermann tortoise is getting ready for hibernating and has starved for 3 weeks now. I was going to put him away today or tomorrow but the weather is too warm.. my loft and shed are both 11/12° I also don’t have a spare fridge for a last resort. I’m not sure whether to start feeding him again...
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    Hibernation!

    I’ve starved my hermann tortoise for 3 weeks now. He’s ready for hibernation however the temperatures outside are still too warm (12 degrees) and he hasn’t slowed down at all. He’s a small hermann he weighs 970g. I’m not sure whether to start feeding him again and hibernate him later in the...
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    Grumpy kid🥰
  16. Mrountree5

    Eastern Hermann’s Juvenile Male and Female Tortoise Plus Complete Tortoise Table Set $600

    Asking $600 for everything listed including Torts. We are moving out of state, located in Las Vegas NV; pictures available upon request. List of Items Included Item Quantity Eastern Hermann’s Female Juvenile Tortoise (Breeder) 9 years old 1 Eastern Hermann’s Male Juvenile Tortoise (LLL...
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    Looking for a safe and caring breeder!!

    Hello, I’m looking for recommendations for tortoise breeders in the United States. I’m from Minnesota but am unable to find a breeder anywhere remotely close to me. I’m still not 100% sure on the species of tortoise I’m planning on getting yet, but looking into Russians and Hermanns (as I’m...
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    Hermann's Tortoise Pyramiding - Any advice appreciated!

    Hi! My hermann's tortoise is currently 2 or so years old and has been showing signs of pyramiding. I've tried everything I know and was hoping could get any advice here since I don't know many people with expertise. I feed her a "spring mix" and always take out the spinach as well as a mix of...
  19. Lucyemma23

    Hermann tortoise still trying to dig after laying eggs two days ago

    Hi! So I’m new to this page but have been reading a lot of other queries/advice etc on here whilst having my two Herman’s since August 2019. They are both 4 years old (roughly), one male (called Blitz) and one female (called Daisy) 2 weeks ago Daisy laid 5 eggs for the first time ever. It was...
  20. Eve0810

    Dwarf Hermann Tortoise pyramiding

    Hi everyone, This is Frank our dwarf Hermann tortoise, he is 2 years old and recently we have noticed his shell has been pyramiding. We feed him fresh crispy lettuce (With calcium and nutrobal - every other day) every day, alongside his tortoise mix food - but he doesn’t really eat much of...
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