I'm sure someone will have better insight. I'm not 100%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 afraid you’re wrong! I just remembered Shelly has spurs on his thighs — so a spur thighed Greek tortoise! lolNah. Not a Greek. Check this out.
Thread '*Marginated tortoise (Testudo marginata) Care-Sheet*' https://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/marginated-tortoise-testudo-marginata-care-sheet.98564/
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. 🥺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