What breed tortoise is this?

Breed?

  • Russian

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  • Egyptian

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  • Gopher

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  • Hingeback

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Bonnici

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Someone I know has become unable to look after these two male tortoises (due to dementia) and I have taken them on as my pets. They are both identical with one slightly larger than the other, around 8 - 9 inches long. I have been told that they may be Russian tortoises. Thanks for any help or advice!
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Yvonne G

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They're definitely NOT Russian.The first may be a Hermanns and the other is a Greek.
 

maggie3fan

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please tell me that first one is not chewing on a bone? Man...they are rough...hang around, you'll get great advice on them and their care....
 

silverbird

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There are definitely not Russians. i also think they may be a greek and Herman. Need a closeup picture of the first one to be sure; and pictures of their underside would help.
 

Bonnici

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After some more research this morning I think they may be Marginated tortoises? I’ll share some better pictures today 👍
 
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