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Discussion in 'Tortoise Photos & Videos' started by trickspiration, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. trickspiration

    trickspiration Active Member

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    Apologies for the socks and sandals combo, my feet were cold and the ground was still wet from yesterday's rain!
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    The little Herman’s in front of your foot
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    I see him :) Looks like a Russian like my two. And don't sweat it...I am known to wear socks and thong style flip flops in winter lol.
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    Haha, he is actually a Greek!
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    Cute Baby! :D
    Is this his enclosure? I would remove some of the grass and plant more edible weeds instead.
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    Thanks! :)

    No, I take him out onto the front lawn a few times a week to let him get exercise and UV exposure. He has an indoor enclosure. But I do pick the weeds from the front lawn and feed them as part of his diet, or he will forage for them whenever he is outside. Today was a rare day of warmth and sun since this past week has been gloomy and rainy!

    Here is he today, surrounded by some sow thistle weeds. The lawn is ugly, but it makes for good food for Spike!
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    Me too. In fact I have socks made to be worn with the thong (flip flop) type sandal your talking about. They are made kinda like a mitten.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    It's a Hermanns though, not a Russian. Looking like he's trying to hide, but the human is too smart for it. This time anyway. Lol. They can blend in really well sometimes.
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    It does indeed look like a Hermanns, but he's a Greek, haha.

    Plastron pattern
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    Lighter head than a Hermanns
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Yeah, figured I might be wrong on that. I never can tell those two apart. I did know it wasn't a Russian though.
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    I always make the mistake between Hermann's and Russian's myself.
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