what species is my tortoise

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:tort:hi im new to this. iinherited a tortoise which i was told was an african spur thigh. but iv now been told that its a hermanns or a marginated i hope someone can help. thankyou. i think iv uploaded a photo but i cant see it.554313_3718331326629_1526150744_33250736_864918428_n.jpg
 
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Looks like a hermanns and a very pretty one at that.
 

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Definitely NOT an African spur thigh.

Hello and welcome.
 

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I think you have an Ibera Greek. I think whoever told you its an african spur thigh meant to say just spur thigh tortoise.
 

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Out of curiosity are there spurs on the hind legs? (I'm not expecting them).

Post a plastron picture - a picture of the undershell, hind legs and tail - for us to see please :)
 

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JoesMum said:
Out of curiosity are there spurs on the hind legs? (I'm not expecting them).

Post a plastron picture - a picture of the undershell, hind legs and tail - for us to see please :)

i cant see any but shes not got a pointy tail eithr
 

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annehaw said:
:tort:hi im new to this. iinherited a tortoise which i was told was an african spur thigh. but iv now been told that its a hermanns or a marginated i hope someone can help. thankyou. i think iv uploaded a photo but i cant see it.
 

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I'm not an identifier of any means but it doesn't look like a Spur Thigh from what I've seen. However, what a beautiful tortoise, it's shell is gorgeous!
 

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Hi and welcome! I doubt the reason for the inheritance of the tortoise was a happy one, but are you happy to have the tortoise itself?
 

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Jacqui said:
Hi and welcome! I doubt the reason for the inheritance of the tortoise was a happy one, but are you happy to have the tortoise itself?

it was my daughters and she bought a caravan so isnt in her house enough to look after her. so nothing drastic really. im happy with her just scared of not doing things right
 

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Hi and welcome!!!
One of my tortoise is pretty similar to yours and I have been told she is a hybrid Greek/Marginated.
I posted some pictures of mine already and I am waiting to see if someone can identify her!!!
This forum is full of Tortoise expert and someone will be able to tell you the species!!!
 
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