Captive Bred or Wild Caught?

NicoRose6

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Hey guys, I just got a Russian tortoise about 1 week ago. I was wondering if you guys think he is WC or CB? Thanks!
 

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Not a russian, probably a hermanns or a greek. Show us the underside and we'll give you the correct scoop
 

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Not a russian, probably a hermanns or a greek. Show us the underside and we'll give you the correct scoop
Honestly as I looked up pictures of Russian tortoises I thought the same thing, he didn’t look like a Russian. We got him from Petco and they sold him as a Russian Tortoise. He does look a lot like a Hermanns. I’ll take a pic of his underside when I get home!
 

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Hey guys, I just got a Russian tortoise about 1 week ago. I was wondering if you guys think he is WC or CB? Thanks!
Not a Russian Tortoise as Yvonne said. It looks like a farm raised or possibly WC Greek or Hermann's tortoise. Either way, I doubt that it was CB in this country or it would not have ended up at Petco.
 

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Hey guys, I just got a Russian tortoise about 1 week ago. I was wondering if you guys think he is WC or CB? Thanks!
I agree that its not a Russian.

Here is the correct care info. Pet stores give all the wrong advice and sell you all the wrong products.
 

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I agree that its not a Russian.

Here is the correct care info. Pet stores give all the wrong advice and sell you all the wrong products.
Thank you, I appreciate it.
 

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Not a russian, probably a hermanns or a greek. Show us the underside and we'll give you the correct scoop
Here is a pic of his belly. Is there a way to tell whether he is a Hermanns or a Greek from this?
 

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