1. Welcome! Are you interested in tortoises? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our community is the #1 place for tortoise keepers to talk online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your tortoise and enclosure, and discuss any tortoise topic with other tortoise keepers. Get started today!

Please help me identify this breed

Discussion in 'Greek tortoises' started by Michelle29063, Sep 8, 2019.

Help Support Tortoise Forums by donating:

  1. Michelle29063

    Michelle29063 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2019
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location (City and/or State):
    Irmo, SC
    This guy (I guess) wandered into my yard about a month ago and I have been unable to find his owner. He is cute so I will keep him. With cooler weather approaching I need to determine his proper care. Can you verify that this is a Greek and what subspecies. It has a longer tail that turns to the left with a pointed tip. Thanks a Million! tortoise.jpg Thanks a million!
  2. SweetGreekTorts

    SweetGreekTorts Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2018
    Messages:
    896
    Likes Received:
    1,233
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location (City and/or State):
    Tucson, AZ
    (These ads do not appear for registered members.)
    Need more photos. A plastron photo will help confirm if it's a Greek or a Hermann's (the Greeks have random black spotting and the Hermann's have two solid black bands).
  3. Michelle29063

    Michelle29063 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2019
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location (City and/or State):
    Irmo, SC
    t1.jpg t2.jpg t3.jpg t4.jpg Please find more attached photos to help determine species of tortoise that found me. Note:
    Damage to shell was from his unknown travels. Thank You!
  4. SweetGreekTorts

    SweetGreekTorts Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2018
    Messages:
    896
    Likes Received:
    1,233
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location (City and/or State):
    Tucson, AZ
    That is a Hermann's tortoise. My guess would be a male Eastern Hermann's, but I'm going to tag @HermanniChris who works with this species and knows a ton about them.
  5. HermanniChris

    HermanniChris Well-Known Member TFO Sponsor 10 Year Member!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,020
    Likes Received:
    1,721
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yep it’s 100% a male eastern Hermann’s
    SweetGreekTorts likes this.
Similar Threads: Please help
Forum Title Date
Greek tortoises Sub species help please Oct 2, 2019
Greek tortoises New to tortoises please help! Sep 11, 2019
Greek tortoises Could you please help me identify my tortoise Aug 26, 2019
Greek tortoises New enclosure help please? Jul 4, 2019
Greek tortoises Help identifying please? Jun 27, 2019

Share This Page