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  1. Chip's mom

    Found a box turtle and trying to decide if it's wild or a pet

    Hi all! We own an Eastern Hermann's Tortoise, and I was just driving and saw an Eastern Box Turtle (appears to be female and is around 6"). We live in the suburbs of Philadelphia, so thinking it is not native and is/was someone's pet. What do others think? Trying to decide whether to release...
  2. Chip's mom

    Pyramiding on new tortoise?

    Hi All! We ordered a box turtle from an online breeder. When it arrived we researched and determined it's a Hermann's tortoise! The breeder confirmed the mistake. We love our Hermann's named Chip, but we are concerned about how he was cared for before arriving to us. We were able to sex him by...
  3. Chip's mom

    Greens, greens, and more greens!

    Hi all! Is anyone else's tortoise obsessed with Radicchio? Who would think it could be so exciting! We've been giving our Hermann's an organic spring mix (plus dandelion, a bit of cucumber and other veggies). The spring mix has a TON of greens so I wanted to be sure none were dangerous: Red &...
  4. Chip's mom

    How old is our Hermann's tortoise?

    Hi all! We ordered a yearling ornate box turtle from an online breeder. When it arrived it looked larger than expected and more like a tortoise. We researched and determined it's an Eastern Hermann's tortoise. The breeder confirmed the mistake. We love him so we're pleased with the mistake. I...
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