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New Tortoise, need help identifying

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Dust, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Dust

    Dust New Member

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    Hello, am new to owning tortoises but have owned many reptiles. I am unsure if this tortoise is a russian, greek, etc. as i bought it from petsmart and they had no clue as to how old they are, what gender they are or what type they are. Please help to identify age, gender and type. He/she looks a bit more worn than photos of tortoises on the internet, but I don't know if that's because he is old or because he is unhealthy. Thanks!

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  2. wellington

    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Russian, looks female and probably 8-10 years old
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    That is a Russian. Looks to be male, but I am not sure. No way of knowing the age but it is an adult. I am sure some else will come along shortly. Welcome to the forum. Make sure to check out our Russian tort section for info on setting him up.
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    Russian is unanimous.
    Another vote for male
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    Hi and welcome! It's a young male Russian, almost full grown.
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    Looks male to me as well.
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    Another vote russian male :)
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member

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    Russian male! Russian's are the best!!!!!!!!!!! (PS, the only reason I am sure about the male thing is because mine is a female, and she looks different in the tail region)
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    Hello, Dust, and a very warm welcome to Tortoise Forum. :)
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