Do you know what breed of tortoise is this?

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About a year ago, my dad came home with 4 tortoises he bought from a friend, 3 of them were common tortoises you can find in a pet store in South Africa without too much trouble, the smallest one however looked different and landed in my care... I'm unsure of what tortoise this is, but it would be nice to know. Any help finding out would be appreciated :)
 

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I think it's a Padloper Tortoise.
 

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I think it's definitely in the Homopus genus, but we don't see enough of them here to be able to tell super easily. It might be a young parrot-beaked tortoise. A few more photos, including some of the plastron may help others.

@Sterant had some interest in Homopus recently and might be able to help.

This tort looks like it's been keep too dry. It would benefit from being soaked daily and kept in high humidity. Here's a care sheet that works well for a number of species.

 

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About a year ago, my dad came home with 4 tortoises he bought from a friend, 3 of them were common tortoises you can find in a pet store in South Africa without too much trouble, the smallest one however looked different and landed in my care... I'm unsure of what tortoise this is, but it would be nice to know. Any help finding out would be appreciated :)
It is definitely a Parrot-beaked Tortoise, Homopus areolatus, as Sterant said.
 

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I think it's definitely in the Homopus genus, but we don't see enough of them here to be able to tell super easily. It might be a young parrot-beaked tortoise. A few more photos, including some of the plastron may help others.

@Sterant had some interest in Homopus recently and might be able to help.

This tort looks like it's been keep too dry. It would benefit from being soaked daily and kept in high humidity. Here's a care sheet that works well for a number of species.

Thank you, I'll be sure to read up and spray my tort more :)
 
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About a year ago, my dad came home with 4 tortoises he bought from a friend, 3 of them were common tortoises you can find in a pet store in South Africa without too much trouble, the smallest one however looked different and landed in my care... I'm unsure of what tortoise this is, but it would be nice to know. Any help finding out would be appreciated :)
 
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Also it looks like speckled cape tortoise,.. so did he grow any bigger from its initial size, as these tortoises are smallest among all.
 

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Really?! I'm looking for leopard yearlings to adopt, hatching season is around the corner, so I am hopeful!
 

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