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  1. strangepuppy

    strangepuppy New Member

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    Hi, I’m Lola and I live in Philadelphia. I’ve had many pets over the years and would like to have a Hermann’s Tortoise for the first time. I found this wonderful forum while I was doing research on the breed and its needs and thought I’d join in on the fun and informative discussions.

    I’ve done quite a bit of research on Hermann’s tortoise’s needs and set up but I’m struggling with finding a good Hermann’s Tortoise breeder around Philadelphia. Do any of you know of one? If not, do you know of a good website I can purchase one from? I’ve read that tortoisesupply is a great website but I want to make sure I start my adventure as a tortoise mom right by getting it from a reputable breeder/site.

    I look forward to talking to and learning from you! I will appreciate any advice or stories from you guys.
  2. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Welcome!

    Reach out to Chris at https://www.hermannihaven.com/

    You will be hard pressed to locate a better source.

    Good luck
  3. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Hi Lola and welcome! I second Chris at hermannihaven.com

    Another good breeder is Gary Bright - @GBtortoises
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    Thank you Maro and Yvonne! I just finished reading Chris’ article about Hermann’s tortoises and I definitely think he’d be a great breeder to contact.
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    Shipping with Fedex and Ship Your Reptiles means a strong and healthy baby get to you safely and often very quickly- delays do happen. Wish you the best of luck and remember "Torting ain't easy"
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