My new tortoise

Matt j Harris

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Hi all I'm new and I was wondering if anyone could confirm what sub species of hermanns tortoise this is also he/she has a vertebral scute missing is this anything to worry about many thanks in advance

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Welcome to the forum! :tort:
 

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Hi Matt, and welcome to the Forum!!

Oh, I LOVE that pattern on your tortoise's carapace. No, aberrant scute patterns are merely cosmetic and are not harmful in any way to the tortoise or his health. It may end up being female.

I'm not good at i.d.ing the subspecies, but we'll send a shout-out to @HermanniChris He may need to see pictures of the underside of the tortoise.
 

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No need for an underside photo. It's an eastern Hermann's for sure (T. h. boettgeri). Beautiful. :)
 

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Definitely eastern I've got one myself could spot one a mile off now :tort::)
 

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