hermann's tortoise

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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?
  6. 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...
  7. melyssaandmorla

    Hermann's Tortoise indoor enclosure safe plant and decor ideas

    Hello, I have a 4 year old tortoise named Morla and I'd like to make his enclosure a little more interesting. I was wondering if anyone had simple decor ideas and a list and safe plants I could add. He has stomped all over an aloe plant I had once and flips himself if he has tunnels, so I was...
  8. Nii

    Hello from Ni and Sheldon!

    Hello, guys, my name is Ni and I am a proud owner of a Hermanns tortoise named Sheldon currently a year and a half, I'm just here to read and increase my knowledge on these wonderful animals, along with asking the occasional questions and even trying to help others :)
  9. Shaztorts

    Hello! First time owner with Hermann's Hatchlings :)

    Hi everyone! My name is Sharon and I have become the owner of 2 Hermann's tortoises for a month now. Lucky and Mbappe are 6 months old captive born-and-bred tortoises from Hungry but now live with us in England. This is the first time I own tortoises and I just want to do my very best at...
  10. DesireeKelly

    New Tortoise Keeper - 14 week Tortoise

    Hello! I’ve been searching info for weeks and often end up on this site so I thought I should finally join :) Our tortoise is just a baby and super adorable but the information available is inconsistent and pet stores are horrible; they nearly blinded our poor little guy with coil bulbs that...
  11. M

    New Baby Dalmatian Hermann's

    Hello, I am new here and am getting a baby dalmatian tortoise. I have a few questions with things I am uncertain about and have not been able to find the answer to anywhere else. I live in an urban area, so most of the food for the tortoise will be bought from the grocery store or pet store. Is...
  12. RobMilkz

    New Owner Tips (Hermann Tortoise)

    Hello, I got my tortoise, Atlas, at a reptile shop along with his tortoise table, heat lamp, heat mad, soil substrate, water dish and vitamin powder containing calcium and vitamin D3. He is a 2017 Hatchling and came with a microchip. He is very active and loves to scratch at the corners, he...
  13. KieranMcKeown

    Shell rot?

    Hey guys! So when I got Alaska a week today, she had a bit of white markings on her shell, however a week on and it seems these white marks have spread to other parts of her shell. I was wondering if you guys could take a look and tell me what it is (shell rot??) And how to fix it? Many...
  14. T

    Diet for Testudo Hermanni

    My Hermann's tortoise eats red and brown-colored foods (tomatoes, radicchio, eggplant, etc.), but will not touch leafy greens. I am struggling to find more brown-colored substitutes for what is the recommended green/leafy diet. I've read through the forums, but no one seems to have this problem...
  15. tortoisekev

    May I introduce... Kevin (comments and questions welcome!)

    For the last 2 years I have wanted and researched getting a tortoise, and finally the week has arrived! We will collect Kevin this week and I'll introduce him properly then... for now here's some questions, info and pictures! Kevin is a 2.5 year old Hermann's Tortoise, bred in the UK by a local...
  16. AllieKat1997

    Dalmatian Hermann’s Tortoise Personality?

    I was reviewing my notes (I’m between Golden Greek and Dalmatian Hermann’s) and realized that I have nothing on Dalmatian Hermann’s besides “kinda shy”. What is their personality like? Are they friendly or shy? Are they active or lazy? I’d love to see pictures of your babies if you guys have...
  17. jessstapley

    Is my tortoise sick?

    hi I have just recently got a hermanns tortoise called Toulouse. She is around 2 years old. I have noticed today that she was blowing some clear bubbles out her nose I know this can be a sign of uri or maybe just stress. Other then the bubbles she has been settling in great, she’s very active...
  18. MunchIsMyTortoise

    Hermann's Tortoise Enclosure

    Overall I need a lot of help :p Problem One: I'm going to make an outdoor enclosure for my tortoise to roam around and be in during the day, and then at night I can bring him inside and use a heat lamp for a little and then turn it off when he goes to bed? Is this a bad idea, the moving back...
  19. MunchIsMyTortoise

    Calcium For Tortoise

    Hi, What brand / where do I find calcium powder or whatever for my Hermann's tortoise? He is about 5 years old
  20. MunchIsMyTortoise

    My Hermann's Tortoise Won't Stop Biting Feet/Shoes!

    Hi, So I have a Hermann's tortoise that is roughly 5 years old, and he has gotten into the habit of going after shoes and feet - he bites my dogs feet, my dad's, everyones'. It doesn't hurt, but it really pisses off my family, so I was wondering if there was any way to "train" him or make him...