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Russian tortoise vs Hermann tortoise

Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by Savannah Neal, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Savannah Neal

    Savannah Neal New Member

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    I need some comparisons between the two?
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    Both small species. Both suited to UK keeping. Both will need indoor and outdoor housing. Both have similar care needs.

    Russians tend to be easier to acquire in the EU as don’t need CITIES documentation.

    Both fairly hardy and good for new keepers.

    Russians tend to be a bit more active (my friend has Russians)

    One thing to remember about Russians is that they are very very good diggers so make sure anything is secure and has a bottom!!
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    I’m sure others will have better comparisons for you! I love my little Hermanns!
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