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Discussion in 'Hermanns tortoises' started by HermanniChris, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Jinny

    Jinny New Member

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    Hi THBfriend and Chris,

    Thanks a lot. Now I don't have to spend hours surfing online wondering whether Herbie is a western or not. I'm definitely not happy with the pet shop. Is it common/ legal that you don't get a birth certificate / certificate in CA when you buy a tortoise?

    Merry Christmas :)
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  2. Jinny

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    Hi Chris,
    Herbie is pretty good looking, isn't it :)
    Yesterday I put him outside in the sun for the first time, and he loves it. Among all the plants, he picked a bush in the sun and got himself hidden under the branches. I guess it's some sort of self-protection, so it's difficult for predators to access him. He would turn himself 90 degree angle to follow how sun moves. It was adorable!
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Here in the states, a certificate for the tortoise is not required.
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    Thanks Ivonne.
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    Hi all

    Is there any way someone could let me know of the subspecies of my hermann tortoise. I am fairly sure he is eastern but I do have doubts because he shows variation. Thanks Chris for all your helpful videos and diagrams that I have studied so closely but I just can't seem to be able to come to a 100% decision.

    Thanks in advance
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    Please let me know if extra pictures are required
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    Yes, looks completely like an Eastern Hermann's tortoise. What variation do you mean?
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    Billy_Perry New Member

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    He has sub ocular yellow and generally looks a lot more vibrant than my friends tortoise who also a hermanns

    Thanks for your help
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    Eastern Hermann's tortoises, particularly young ones, can have a subocular yellow spot, as Chris mentions here.
    Your tortoise shows none of the typical signs for Dalmatians, let alone Western Hermann's.
    Eastern Hermann's tortoise hatchlings start out with more of a bronze and black carapace color, but they develop some nice yellows after a few years, like yours is showing in the photos. The yellow won't be quite as saturated as that of Western's, however.
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    Okay thanks for your help. I was pretty sure he was eastern anyways. I just wanted to check
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    Carol S Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Fantastic video. Thanks for sharing.
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    HermanniChris Well-Known Member TFO Sponsor 10 Year Member!

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    ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1461348940.649765.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1461348948.778385.jpg
    Can you help? Do you think I have a eastern Hermann?? Thanks in advance
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    I was wondering what kind mine was can you help?

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    HermanniChris Well-Known Member TFO Sponsor 10 Year Member!

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    Yes yours is definitely an eastern Hermann's (Testudo hermanni boettgeri).
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    Thanks so much I apreciate that :)
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    @HermanniChris
    I haven't been able to watch your newest video yet but you are great at telling who is who!
    My husband was wondering if our Hermann's are Eastern. We were told there were Weastern..
    Any help you can give would be great!
    Thanks in advance!! :D
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  18. HermanniChris

    HermanniChris Well-Known Member TFO Sponsor 10 Year Member!

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    Thanks did the kind words :)

    Yours is hands down an eastern Hermann's (T. h. boettgeri).
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    Can you tell me if my tortoise is western or eastern? He/she is a little over a year old. Thank you :)

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    Hello
    The smaler one is the testudo hermanni hermanni or western tortoise
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    The much larger one is the eastern tortoise testudo hermanni boettgeri

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    But then there are a lot of specific hermann tortoises from regions in Europe

    Regards

    BOB
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    Photos from garden state tortoise)
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