1. TheTattooedTortoise

    My baby Hermanns first 'outdoor time' enclosure.

    Good'ay folks, hope everyone is happy and healthy!! So we've had little Sheldon since April now, he's doing really well and seems quite content with us, is growing nicely and in general is a pretty happy tort! Obviously I know the benefits of outdoor time and natural sunlight for tortoises...
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    Dozer’s 2nd birthday was on May 4, 2021. He weighed in at 533 grams and is a little more than 5 1/2” scl.
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    Dozer turns 2!
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    Found my baby Hermann’s Upside Down Today

    Hi! I’m new to this forum, and a new baby Hermann’s owner. I got my tort (named Tiberius) on March 25th. I did a lot of research beforehand and everything has been going great so far, except for today. I went to visit my father for the day, and I called my my mother to see how my tortoise was...
  5. ayrgrn

    Is this shell rot or is it normal?

    Hi, I just noticed these patches of grey after soaking my hermanns tort I can’t tell whether this is normal because of the pattern or whether it’s something to worry about - I’ve not noticed it before but that might be because it is just his shell pattern? also those white lines between each...
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    Baby Hermanns tortoise

    Hello! I am new to tortoise keeping and am hearing a quiet popping sound from my tortoise. I bought a baby hermanns from a reptile expo about 3 months ago. And I was so excited I forgot to ask what his/her hatching date is. Im not sure on the gender yet but have been calling him a boy. I’m...
  7. turtwigtortoise

    New Tort Owner

    Hi guys, Relatively new Hermann’s owner - just a quick question for anybody who would like to offer advice. I did and continue to do ALOT of research into how to best keep my little guy, I pretty much have everything like temp, enclosure, meals and daily routine down to a T. But one think...
  8. 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.
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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...
  10. Jasminemmm

    Today, I got my hermanns tortoise baby. Question about the desirable temperature.

    I am very excited that I finally got my hermanns tortoise baby today. It is a four months old well-started hatchling. And this is my first tortoise. I am trying to make sure the tempature I have in the enclosure is ideal for the baby hermanns. What should be the right temperature during day...
  11. DublinTortyMama

    My torty literally flips himself onto his back 24/7

    Please help torty gurus, my little 5 month old hermanns flips on his back all the time. He does it off anything I put in his enclosure (many times a day) until I find him and its so stressfull as I know this is so bad for them. I check him all the time and have a camera in his enclosure but I...
  12. NewTortGuy

    New companion! Hermanns tortoise

    Hi! Im erik and my tort is Sally :) Ive had her now for 4 days and I think shes gettin along alright. This is my first tort and with all the conflicting info everywhere online I finally decided to register here with full confidence this community knows what theyre actually talking about lol i...
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    My tiny baby

    Rémy and I are still waiting for the final test results, but the vet suspected either gout or an infection. He´s a sweetheart and I´ll do everything to make him get better. He is active and eating well.
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    Friend or snack?
  15. Cicitina

    New Tortoise Owner Worries!

    Hi everyone! I am a new owner to a baby Hermanns, it has been 4 days since bringing baby home and I was given very little information when adopting him. I have done as much research as possible since bringing my new little family member home but I have so many questions and concerns. POOP...
  16. Domm

    Hatchling being weird?

    Hello, My little Eastern Hermanns hatchling (4 months) is on a strict schedule and routine. He always wakes up and sleeps at the same time, his lights go on and off everyday at the same time (12 hour cycle). Tonight he randomly emerged from his hide around an hour before his light goes off for...
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    Hermann’s Tortoise Poop

    I am planning on getting a Hermann’s Tortoise. I was just wondering if the poop tends to smell bad, and does it dry up quickly. I really don’t want to have a smelly animal in the house so I wanna wondering if they smelled a lot.
  18. ComeNT8kIt

    Does anyone know of any breeders in South Texas?

    I’ve been looking into getting my first tortoise for a few months now. I believe I have everything I need. I’m looking for a young Eastern Hermann’s. I’m extremely hesitant about online sellers and I’d love to be able to see where and how they’re kept before hand. Does anyone have any ideas?
  19. MadeyK

    Hatchling hermanns diet

    I have a hatchling eastern hermanns and i was wondering if anyone else feeds pellets? I have the mazuri pellets but those are huge! I do soak them but would still like a smaller one. Also what are some good wild plants you guys have come across to feed your little ones in/around Wisconsin?
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    My Hermanns tortoise constantly sleeping

    I have a 3 almost 4 year old Hermanns tortoise. For the past few months he has been sleeping constantly. The only time he becomes alert is when I physically wake him up and soak him and then he will bask for maybe 10 mins eat a tiny amount of food and go straight back into the part of his...