Subspecies ID?

ShellingtonTheFirst

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Anyone know what subspecies Shelly is? :)F1B010A4-6612-476A-B7AC-0246D807D635.jpeg
 

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He’s 4 years old and 8 inches long, and I just read that Marginated tortoises are almost double that size at full maturity. Assuming Shelly is only a year away from becoming a ‘big boy’ I’m guessing he’s probably a Greek (what I assumed.. and what I hope, considering I’ve been following a Greek care sheet for him!)
 

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He’s 4 years old and 8 inches long, and I just read that Marginated tortoises are almost double that size at full maturity. Assuming Shelly is only a year away from becoming a ‘big boy’ I’m guessing he’s probably a Greek (what I assumed.. and what I hope, considering I’ve been following a Greek care sheet for him!)
I'm sure someone will have better insight. I'm not 100%
 

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Plastron and tail pics help when IDing torts too. Marginated torts have triangular plastron markings I believe.
Does this help? 😭

Just to confirm, he’s definitely a Greek tortoise. I’m just curious exactly what type he is.
 

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Does not look Greek to me but what do I know?
 

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Have a read of this thread https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/greek-tortoise-care-guide.174622/
Also, the Greek page on Hermanni Haven might be helpful! https://www.hermannihaven.com/other-testudo
Thank you! I’m guessing ‘ibera’ but only because he fits the size range listed on the site. I’ve read they’re aggressive, though, and Shelly is such a sweet, docile boy! He even avoids biting me when I hand feed him, he’ll stop biting if my fingers get too close to his mouth. 🥺
 

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