Is this greek tortoise please help

sadlo

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I BOUGHT THIS pair as greek tortoise it this correct ?
Please help me Iam. Knew to this forum
 

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Jan A

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Are they greek I feel iam wrong.
Is there a reason not to adopt them as pairs
I don't know about their species. How old are they? How long have they been together? As a general rule torts are solitary animals & only come together for mating or fighting over territory.

When held in captivity as a pair, there is no place for them to go to get away from each other, especially indoors. Bullying happens when they are held together in the same enclosure. The one being bullied will not thrive &/or worse die from injuries.

If you have a mature female & a male, the male will likely attempt frequent mating with tge female & can cause injury to her. There are plenty of threads on-site about why torts should not be held together as a pair.
 

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They look like Greek tortoises to me but HermanniChris will know for sure. This video may also help:
 

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These are definitely greeks of the terrestris subspecies (testudo graeca terrestris) but I am not sure of the exact locale. I would guess maybe Jordan.
 
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