My Hermann's?

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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Steve
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My Hermann's?

Post by Steve » 02 Jun 2018, 22:48

We've had our Lenny for over 35 years but I'm still not 100% sure he's a he and a Hermann's! Could somebody help? Also any idea of approximate age? Thanks

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Nina
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Re: My Hermann's?

Post by Nina » 02 Jun 2018, 22:58

Hi Steve,

I'm not very good at species ID, so hopefully someone will come on soon with an answer to that, but I can say that Lenny is definitely male and I would say well over 35 years, as his scutes have smoothed down nicely as they do with age. He looks to be in fine shape too, so you have obviously given him an excellent home and care.

Nina

Steve
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Re: My Hermann's?

Post by Steve » 02 Jun 2018, 23:02

Thanks for the quick reply Nina. Yes he's getting better with age!

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lin
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Re: My Hermann's?

Post by lin » 02 Jun 2018, 23:42

Hi Steve.
Yes, he is 100% male Testudo hermanni, and a handsome one at that.

Lin

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Re: My Hermann's?

Post by Steve » 06 Jun 2018, 21:55

Thanks Lin.

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Re: My Hermann's?

Post by lin » 06 Jun 2018, 22:27

Your very welcome Steve.

Lin

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