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Tortoise identification

Discussion in 'Greek tortoises' started by MINNIE_YRD, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. MINNIE_YRD

    MINNIE_YRD New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I Need some help identifying a tortoise that I have recently adopted so that I can care for him properly. He has been living in the garden (which he was doing previously) but I have brought him in indoors when it is raining heavily.

    Please see a picture of Wallace below.

    Thanks in advance :)

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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    must be in the UK, huh? That looks to be a full grown Hermanni, but let's wait for others to confirm. . . it could also be a Greek (I'm on the fence).

    Welcome to the Forum! Does Wallace have a shelter he can retreat into during rainy weather? If it doesn't get too awful cold, maybe you can just leave him out there. Let's send a shout-out to @JoesMum. She used to have a 40 year old tortoise living in her garden in the UK.
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  3. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    I just asked Google where is and it looks like that might be your address????? Not a good idea to show your address online. If you want, we can just change it to "UK"
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    Hello, and a very warm welcome to Tortoise Forum to you and Wallace. :)
    Does he have little spurs on his thighs ?
    Can ve see a photo of his plastron (underside).
    I am leaning toward Greek, but it may be a Hermann's.
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    Hi Yvonne! Thank you, I didn't realise that it was public information! I will change that ASAP.
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    Hello, yes it is in Essex, England.

    Thank you for the warm welcome. Wallace has a shelter with some straw and an old jumper inside that he can cosy up in. I came home from work and it was raining really heavy and I just thought it was too cold to leave him outside. Oh let's hope she has some good tips :)

    Thanks again.
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    Hello,
    Thank you for the warm welcome!

    I have attached additional photos of Wallace below.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    It's certainly a girl and I still can't see if there are spurs on the upper rear legs on the inside ?
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    OMG! She has been called Wallace all of her life. She has just gone to bed and is all cosey so I will take a picture for you tomorrow. Thank you for your help so far!! :)
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    I don't think she'll get an identity, gender crisis. ;)
    I think it's a Greek, but can't see the spurs, so may be a Hermann's :confused:
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    Ok, I'll fix our previous posts that show the address.
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    Morning! Wallace is now Whitney and I have attached an image of her thighs below.

    Thanks,

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    I still van't see spurs so I'm saying Hermann's, the spurs should be like this.
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    And in that photo, it looks more like a boy! :confused:
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    No I don't think she has them. Ohh really! I need to research on how you tell the sex of a tortoise! Ha ha
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    I've just checked again and he/She does have spurs! Now I know what I'm looking for a I can really see them. What does this mean?
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    Welcome to the forum!

    I have a feeling your tort is a female and a Greek tort, though I'm guessing. (By the way, I have a Greek tort I'm madly in love with).
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    It's an Ibera Greek, Testudo (greaca) ibera.
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    Hi, really! I'm so confused now on the gender of Wallace now
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    Thank you! Would you say it's a male or a female? That is still undetermined :)
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