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  1. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi Guys and girls, New tortoise owner here, we have recently bought a hermanns tortoise from a reptile shop. The paperwork puts him/her at about 1 year old. They had them with woodchip substrate and recommended this. However after researching what other people do we decided to put the tortoise...
  2. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    hi guys, I have 3 juvenile torts that I'd like to offer to a good home for free. I know when you sell them you need all of the licensing, but my understanding is that if no money exchanges hands it's not required? Would love your thoughts on if I've interpreted this correctly! Thanks!
  3. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi all! Hoping for a little help, as the information I've found so far has been a little unclear. I have 3 adult Hermann tortoises, the licenses for which are still currently in the breeder's name. I know have 4 hatchlings, so was wondering if anyone could advise on how I update the licenses and...
  4. Shelled Classifieds
    PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE RESEARCHED HERMANN TORTOISES AND HAVE FULL, CORRECT SET-UP READY - bear in mind this is NOT CHEAP !! Happy for them to go together, or separately. £120 each, or both for £220 I am sadly having to re-home my baby Hermann Tortoises due to having an obsessed dog that...
  5. Introductions
    Hi :) I've apparently joined the forum before but just rediscovered my account. I currently have a Hermann tortoise and crested gecko. I'm looking at adding a snake to my collection very soon. This is Lumbus. His full name is Columbus after the explorer Christopher Columbus as he likes to...
  6. Shelled Classifieds
    I regret to sell my 5 year old male tortoise named Speedy. Has a great personality kind, curious and fast as his name says. Healthy, no health issues before either. Beautiful markings and smooth shell. He comes with his correct paperwork. 11cm straight shell length or 14cm 'over the curve'...
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I really never thought I would ever not be a tortoise owner after I got my pair, I am so unbelievably sad to even need to ask for advice for this. I love my tortoises so very much and I can't believe that I won't always be looking after them. I never wanted to be in the situation that I...
  8. Introductions
    Hello everyone! I'm from the UK and decided to join the forums to talk to other people with reptiles/exotics. I currently own a 22 year old hermann tortoise and I'm planning on getting a crested gecko during the middle/end of the year and have been doing lots of research on them. I'm sure I'll...
  9. Shelled Classifieds
    TORTOISES: CB15 Hermann Tortoises Unsexed £110 Each CB15 Greek Spur Thigh Tortoises Unsexed £110 Each CB15 Marginated Tortoises Unsexed £110 Each TURTLES: Mexican Wood Turtle Male £65
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey Guys. Just need some advice, my little girl Hermann has been squeaking from her nose for a while now, I haven't taken her to the vets because to be honest she only does it when she has heard me around and when she is in her pen? She is eating fine, running around, smiling and acting her...
  11. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Quick query... Just wondering if anyone has any advice about how long I should hibernate my 4 year old hermann for. He is 335g currently. Jackson Ratio works him out to be a healthy weight for hibernating. Stopped feeding a week ago. Bathing 2-3x a week in warm water for 30mins or so...
  12. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have had my hermanns tortoise for 3 months and Im unsure whether to hibernate it. It has been particularly cold recently where i live could this be the best suggestion?
  13. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi All, I have a couple queries now we're heading into the winter months.... I have a young (1 year old) Hermann who I got in August. At the time I read up quite a bit on hibernation and from advice that was around I decided not to hibernate the tortoise for the first winter - to allow me to...
  14. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi Just bought my first toirtoise , a 3 month old hermann :) he seems to be settling in ok and when I get him heated up under his uv/heat lights he has been wandering however : ~ he seems to burrow into the soil and sleep a lot even when his lights are on I would say well over 12 hours a day...
  15. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi All, I've looked around but I wanted to confirm I'm worrying over nothing.... My little Hermann (1) hasn't really eaten much since last week - maybe 1 small dandelion leaf. He is bathed daily to keep him hydrated, water in his enclosure changed daily, basking area is 30.7 degrees, cold end...
  16. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I got video of one of my Hermann's tortoises laying eggs yesterday. The egg looks fairly large! https://youtu.be/X6SRguzefGk what do you guys think? She has been building test nests for 3 weeks so I decided to try her here in a more arid part of the garden and within 2 hours eggs! There were...
  17. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    We had 7 eggs laid about 1 month ago. We have had them in an incubator at 29-31 centigrade with humidity at 70-90%. a few are smelly and dark. One appeared to be leaking fluid through the shell. Is this an indication that they are bad or infertile if they are darkened.
  18. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Please help! my little spud has begun to show signs of pyramiding, he is a hermanns tort, he's 5 months old :( I have him in an open topped enclosure with soil as a substrate deep enough to dig in. He has daily soaks and has a diet that consists of: clover, dandelion, kale, occasional bit of...
  19. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey guys i was just wondering if the hermanns need humidity? If so, how will i get humidity in a tort table? i spray it multiple times a day, is this enough? Also Im really worried that my baby hermanns tortoise is starry to pyramid, I'm not sure if its just growth rings though :( Please help!
  20. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey guys Just a quick question: So i was on amazon last night and saw a 'zoomed tortoise block' and wondering if anyone else has had one and if its any good. It is a calcium block with cactus and vegetables. Do you think it will be okay? i just wanted a different way for him to enjoy his...
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