hermann's tortoise

  1. Krista S

    Respiratory Infection Help

    Hello friends. I have a 2 year old Eastern Hermann’s tortoise who is close to full grown. He weighs around 660 grams and is round 6 1/2 inches long. I noticed this morning he was making a sound that sounded like a little bird chirping. From what I’ve read on the forum, I assume this is the...
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    Playing in the leaves ?
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    Ready for fall ??
  4. R

    will high humidity hurt?

    I’m getting a young hermann’s tortoise soon. i live in georgia where the humidity can get very high especially during the summer months. will it be safe? i know low humidity can cause pyramiding but what happens if the humidity is too high?
  5. Bublitz497

    New owner of Russian Tort and Need Advice

    Good Evening. I recently purchased a Russian Tort who we named Albus Dumbledore (huge Harry Potter Fans Here). We had a sulcata a few years ago that passed due to health issues. I am new to Russians though. I got a really long and wide Zilla Terrarium, hide out, food, water/soak bowls, cork...
  6. K

    Greetings from NY looking for a Baby Herman To Call My Own!

    Hi There, I'm new to the community. I'm an organic Gardner located in Long Island, New York. I'd really love to find a baby Hermann's tortoise to spoil with my fresh greens i am constantly growing. I am under the assumption it maybe too early for hatchlings to be available. I do have 97% of a...
  7. Krista S

    A big thank you & my new enclosure

    I first want to thank all of the members who are putting in countless hours posting replies and helping people out. I, like many others, did an enormous amount of research before getting my Hermann’s tortoise. I was so confused by all the conflicting information. The only thing I knew for...
  8. A

    Tortoise tipping water

    My Hermanns, Ravi has recently started crawling under his water dish. In doing so, he completely empties it. He then carries it on his back to sit underneath it by his light. I have no idea why he is doing this, can anyone help? He has never done this and we haven’t changed anything about how...
  9. tortiella

    Suggestions for new owner?

    Hi, I'm looking to get a baby Hermann's tortoise in May-ish. I've compiled a list of supplies I'm getting for them in advance. If you have any suggestions please let me know so I can update my list. Thanks! Food/Water https://kapidolofarms.com/product-category/foods-and-diet-items/ (hibiscus...
  10. BHiLL

    Tortilla Update!

    Hi everyone! Just wanted to pop in and share some new pics of Tortilla. He (maybe?) is almost 9 months old now and we've had a great time taking care of him and spending time with him everyday.
  11. Eve0810

    Hermann Tortoise Viv layout, food and routine

    Hi Everyone, I posted in this forum a few months ago asking for help about Franks shell starting to pyramid. We took all the advice everyone suggested - so thank you! He is a 2 year old hermann tortoise and now has an orchid bark substrate which we keep humid by spraying it with water. We also...
  12. W

    Heart disease and the Hermann’s Tortoise

    I own a HT since he was born 8 years ago. Out of nowhere, he became lethargic and no longer himself. That was 7 weeks ago. We have taken him to the vet several times and received treatment via injections for renal failure and vitamin A shot. This did not change anything so we took him for a...
  13. AwwShucks

    Bloodwork caused my tortoise's neck to swell...help!

    So on Wednesday, I took my tortoise into the vet for a beak trim. He's a ~7 year old Hermann's tortoise. The vet was an exotics vet, and after trimming called me to ask if she could do some bloodwork. She said that this was all part of his check-up and that his skin seemed a little thick...
  14. R

    How to get an injured tortoise to stay hydrated?

    Hi all, I have a two years old Hermanns' who was badly chewed in her front and back shell by a dog. She has been at the Vets for a week and returned home two days ago. I am to give her antibiotics and change her dressings every three days. My main concern at the moment is ensuring she stays...
  15. Vjola

    Munching on Bones

    Almost two years ago I had to adopt a baby tortoise. I usually take it out (once or twice a day) to eat on nature as i live in an apartment. Last summer it found a bone and went "crazy". I red somewhere that it was normal, so I let it munch some. Today I served some, tiny pieces and it...
  16. MadeyK

    Hatchling Hermanns tortoise humidity

    I recently got a hatchling from tortoise town and Im struggling with getting the humidity above 35% in his enclosure. I soak him for 15 minutes everyday along with dampening his bedding. I also mist down his table two/three times a day. I have his humidity gage about 6 inches off the substrate...
  17. Paulastortoisejourney

    Tortoise food and seed mix

    Hi guys! I am from The Netherlands and I’m new to this community. Already read a lot of articles. I love it so far! Super helpful. In a few weeks/months I’ll be getting myself my first Greek Hermann’s tortoise when everything is set up and ready. I have some questions about the food I should...
  18. gneesy

    Dark Lord Voldetort

    Hi all! I am new to the tortoise parent life, here is my 7-month old Eastern Hermann's tortoise, Lord Voldetort. We hail from central California, where it's super hot and dry in the summer. This forum has already been SUCH a great resource! I hope to continue learning and providing the little...
  19. gneesy

    blanching dandelion leaves

    I read online that dandelion leaves can be frozen and good for 10-12 months, as long as you blanch them in boiling water for 2 minutes before freezing. Has anyone tried this? Does the blanching affect how safe it is to feed to the tortoises?
  20. H

    Browning coloration on the top/back of Hermann's shell?

    Hi everyone! I have an 8 year old Hermann's tortoise (Chompy). I've noticed some weird discoloration in the back of his shell in the past year. It seems to be a dusty brown color and I am not sure why. (I did switch from substrate to soil as he seemed to prefer it, and thought maybe the soil is...