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Author:  Craigb302 [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:53 am ]
Post subject:  Help with identification of my two tortoises

Hi, newbie here I recently took two tortoises and rehomed them i was told they where horsefield tortoises approximately 5 years old i was just wondering if the species is correct ? Any help would be most appreciated.

Many thanks

Craig
Author:  Stuart [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with identification of my two tortoises

Not horsfields. They look just like some of mine - hermanns tortoises. Could be as old as you were told. 4 or maybe 5.

Have a look on the main TT website http://www.tortoisetrust.org/ for species descriptions, pictures, and excellent husbandry advice.
Author:  Craigb302 [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with identification of my two tortoises

Thanks for the help in identifying them when I looked into horsefield tortoises i didnth think the description matched hence i posted on here.
Author:  Sandy [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with identification of my two tortoises

Stuart wrote:Not horsfields. They look just like some of mine - hermanns tortoises. Could be as old as you were told. 4 or maybe 5.

Have a look on the main TT website http://www.tortoisetrust.org/ for species descriptions, pictures, and excellent husbandry advice.



I agree with Stuart, hermans all the way:0)
They should have paperwork which should give an idea of age:0)
Author:  Stuart [ Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with identification of my two tortoises

Sandy wrote:They should have paperwork which should give an idea of age:0)


A very good point, Sandy!
They should have paperwork. Let's hope they do, and that it is accurate and trustworthy.
Author:  Tortoise Trust [ Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with identification of my two tortoises

Testudo hermanni.
Author:  massimiliano [ Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with identification of my two tortoises

testudo hermanni...boettgeri
Author:  Craigb302 [ Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with identification of my two tortoises

Hi yeah I managed to get the paperwork as i only rehomemed them from my dad due to a divorce etc. The downside though is they where originally purchased from carlisle tortoises which when I googled it i got quite a surprise as to what I found about the business.
Author:  Tortoise Trust [ Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Help with identification of my two tortoises

Carlisle Tortoises... oh, yes... a real "blast from the past" there... :(
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