Continental Italian Testudo hermanni hermanni

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Sep 7, 2007

They’re here! 2018 captive born and bred baby western Hermann’s tortoises (Testudo hermanni hermanni), ready for new homes.

This ad is for Continental (mainland) Italian forms/locales. Italy is home to some of the most classic forms of the western Hermann’s tortoise featuring an array of vibrant coloration and bold contrast. The parents for these 2018 babies hail directly from their homelands some 30+ years ago and are as text-book as it can possibly get. They are the founder stock for the North American Regional Studbook. These forms are all genetically similar although their general phenotypes differ. To read about our genetic work and more go here:
Our Genetics Project & More

Each form/locale is broken down by a brief description.

Gargano (Apulia, Italy) $550 each- My personal favorite, this small form (4-4.5” for males & 5-5.5” for females) is marked by a bright pastel yellow ground color.
View adults/stats here: Gargano Page

Neto-Valley, Crotone (Calabria, Italy) $550 each- Small animals (4” males, 5” females) with deep gold coloration and black striping on the carapace.
View adults/stats here: Calabria Page

Tuscany, Italy $450 each- Larger animals, 4.5 to 6.5” (and occasionally up to 7”) hailing from wine country with oblong carapaces and the indicative rich orange-yellow coloration.
View adults/stats here: Tuscany, page

We have both F1 and F2 babies available. They are temperature sexed and all 8 to 10 weeks old now. They are ready to go and are feeding on the following: Various weeds (clover, dandelion, catsear, plantain, thistle and vetch), hibiscus leaves & flowers, spirea, spring mix and mazuri (original formula) 1-2 times weekly.

To learn more about our animals, care and Testudo species in general, visit our growing site:

Prices listed above include packing and overnight shipping to your door, live arrival 100% guaranteed and you may pick the one(s) you want from photos.

Quantity discounts are available, please inquire. Yes, all other forms we breed will be available as well, but these are ready first.

Serious inquirers only on these animals please.

The western Hermann’s tortoise is one of, if not the most endangered reptile of Western Europe today and continues to be annihilated by habitat destruction, fires, and poaching, but quite possibly the biggest threat is impurity. Finding legitimately pure specimens is a hardship but that’s exactly what our animals are. They are genetically as pure as it gets to their type and precisely tagged to a place of origin so that we are able to go as far as keeping natural forms/locales legitimate as well.

It’s important to us that they end up in the right hands with people who are serious about prolonging their existence in captivity as nothing less than the unique, beautiful animal they are. So if you’re looking for historic, legitimately pure tortoises that are absolutely rare, please contact us through this ad or the site.

For a fast response, e-mail me at: [email protected]

For testimonials, go here: Testimonials

Tortoises under 4” are for scientific/educational/research/exhibition purposes only and are not intended as pets.

We are here for lifetime support.

Chris & Casey
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