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New to the hobby, what tortoise is this?

Yvonne G

Old Timer
TFO Admin
10 Year Member!
Platinum Tortoise Club
Jan 23, 2008
Location (City and/or State)
Clovis, CA
That's a California desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), and it is a protected species. You are allowed to have it, however, it should be registered with the State. Also, you can't buy or sell them for money, and they can't be removed for California.