tortoise genus and species

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tortoise genus and species

Postby Bob Freedman » Tue May 12, 2015 4:31 pm


Please forgive me, if I'm posting to the wrong forum. I am legally blind and have a difficult time navigating Web pages.

I am caring for a neighbor's tortoise which has not been well cared-for. I have attached a photograph of 'Hortus' and
will be very appreciative to learn his genus and species; and also, based on this identification,
the best diet and what kind of 'nest' [?] to create for him. I live in the States, in southern Arizona, which
is high desert (2500/762m). In summer, the temperatures can reach 115F/46c.

I want to improve Hortus' quality of life so, any advice will be very much appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your help.


Bob Freedman
Tucson, Arizona U.S.A.

ps if it's possible to reply to me 'back channel' at this would be much easier for me to read
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Re: tortoise genus and species

Postby Tortoise Trust » Wed May 13, 2015 4:54 am

Hi Bob,

Unfortunately the image is too small to even guess. I will email you directly.
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