My son wanted a turtle

Gerorges tortoise

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My son has been wanting a turtle / Tortoise since he was 2 years old, I waited 4 years... so anyways trying to figure out what kind this one is because the seller said it was a hermann tortoise but it doesn't look like any of the pictures online please help... he has red in its shell and on neck and eyes
 

Markw84

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Sorry about that I posted a video I guess it did not work.. here is a photo hopefully it will load. And we live in Baltimore maryland.
That is a Central American Wood turtle. Not a tortoise. Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni

Care would be similar to our box turtles. They need a combined water/land enclosure.
 

Gerorges tortoise

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That is a Central American Wood turtle. Not a tortoise. Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima manni

Care would be similar to our box turtles. They need a combined water/land enclosure.
Thank you Mark, now at least I know something... I wanted tortoise. How much water, I got a little waiting bath that he can go into but not very deep, should it be deeper? How much of a mixed combo are we talking?
 

jeff kushner

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Think "bog" not desert!

He needs some space to move and explore, not unlike my little Matilda the box turtle.....but if you want him gone so you can find a Tortoise, I'd be happy to chat, I am only a few miles from you and have been thinking about a wood turtle for a while and he looks like he could use a friend.

jeff
 
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