Testudo Graeca Ibera pics

Post your pictures and any questions here of European tortoises e.g. Ibera Spur Thigh, Ibera Graeca, Marginated, Hermanns, Kleinmanni and we include the Horsfield tortoise. Also, do add pictures of Mediterranean tortoises you have seen in the wild.
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Bex
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Testudo Graeca Ibera pics

Post by Bex » 19 Mar 2017, 08:42

With many thanks to the team's help identifying him... here is my T.g Ibera Tiny :)
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Post by Nina » 19 Mar 2017, 09:12

That is the sweetest looking little tortoise! No wonder you rescued him from that pet shop -- and he is so lucky to have found a home with you!

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Post by Bigjoe » 20 Mar 2017, 19:21

Good on you Bex for taking this little one on..what's the story behind this little one please.
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Post by Bex » 20 Mar 2017, 19:50

Hi Joe, thank you for asking... I have to use a local aquatic/pet shop to feed my beardie so in there a cpl times a month. Always have a look at the reptiles and never had any problems but this time I spotted him on his own, very dark, head appeared slumped down. Only food was big chunks of carrot and greens, and it was in a dish taller than he was! I raised concerns and asked how he was supposed to reach the food, let alone eat it etc.... They assured me they would improve a few things and I left. I thought about him for days, just couldn't shake him off so I went back and they had put a flat dish in and cut the food smaller but right next to it was a bigger, deeper dish full of water!! Easily climbable and chance of drowning, he was still dull and I asked to hold him, he was just so little and vulnerable and I just could not leave him there. After a long heated tit for tat debate with the manager, I bought him home. Don't know if I did right and often wonder if I should of reported it, but he's amazing and is extremely active and growing well, so I feel did right by him!
I do have paperwork for him and the team feel the info on it is correct, he is microchipped too.

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Post by Elaine » 21 Mar 2017, 13:40

Such a lovely picture Bex, might be worth sending off a poop sample since he hasn't had the best of starts.
Wormcount is an online company. It costs around £15 and they will email you the results. Or you could ask your local vet for a quote.

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Post by Bex » 21 Mar 2017, 16:19

Elaine wrote:
21 Mar 2017, 13:40
Such a lovely picture Bex, might be worth sending off a poop sample since he hasn't had the best of starts.
Wormcount is an online company. It costs around £15 and they will email you the results. Or you could ask your local vet for a quote.

Elaine
Ok Ty I'll do that, I'll get them both tested :)

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Post by Bigjoe » 21 Mar 2017, 23:27

I'd say you did the right thing..similar story with Reno my Horsfield female..I'll post some before and after pictures of her in a new topic..

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Post by Bex » 22 Mar 2017, 18:59

Just ordered 2 test kits, big Ty for suggesting it Elaine :)

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Post by Bex » 24 Mar 2017, 20:47

Well the kits have arrived...the pot is the same size as Tiny...and they want me to fill the pot...erm :shock:

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Post by lin » 24 Mar 2017, 20:51

:shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Should be interesting.

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Post by Bex » 24 Mar 2017, 20:57

Honestly too funny!!! Should I keep the samples in the fridge til I get a nice bit? (The kids are gonna love that!)

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Post by lin » 24 Mar 2017, 22:03

Yeah :lol: What can we tell them it is :twisted:

Seriously. It would be fine. You are sending them off as soon as you get them, arnt you :?:

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Post by Bex » 24 Mar 2017, 22:30

Well tiny only done an inch worth, is that enuff to send off? (Can't believe I'm talking bout this :lol: )

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