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#1 Peter29

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:51 AM

I am a new Chinese tortoise enthusiast. I can not make sure my tort's probable age and subspecies. There will be several high qualified photos of my tort. Please check the photos and give me some ideas. Thank you very much!The length of the plastron is about 17cm.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:02 PM

Hi Peter,
I am no expert. But, judging from the photos, I would say you have a young adult female Testudo hermanni boettgeri or eastern hermanns. Hope this helps.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:08 PM

hi peter im not the best at id but i would also say thb, how much does she weigh :)

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:14 PM

Hey Peter, I also think she is a THB :) lovely tortoise

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:35 AM

Hi Peter,
I am no expert. But, judging from the photos, I would say you have a young adult female Testudo hermanni boettgeri or eastern hermanns. Hope this helps.
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Freddy,you are always so kind.Many thanks to you! I think it is a good information to me because I want the tort live long with me. By the way, are the other two species the Spur-thighed and Marginated Tortoise from Greece?
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:38 AM

hi peter im not the best at id but i would also say thb, how much does she weigh :)

Hi mildredsmam, she weighs about 1.5 kilograms .Is it healthy for a palstron length 17 cm tort?

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:43 AM

Hey Peter, I also think she is a THB :) lovely tortoise

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I am so glad to see your reply Tracie. She indeed a cute and smart tortoise, but recently she gets a little diarrhea. I have given her some pet medicine, I hope she can be better soon.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:24 AM

hello peter have a look on here for her weight http://www.ahailey.f9.co.uk/cond.htm :) the three different subspecies of hermann are testudo hermanni boettgeri ,testudo hermanni hercegovinensis, and testudo hermanni hermanni if thats what you ment :winkgrin:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

she weighs about 1.5 kilograms .Is it healthy for a palstron length 17 cm tort?


Hi Peter,
She is probably a little overweight! 1 to 1.2 kg would be a normal weight for her length.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:23 AM

hello peter have a look on here for her weight http://www.ahailey.f9.co.uk/cond.htm :) the three different subspecies of hermann are testudo hermanni boettgeri ,testudo hermanni hercegovinensis, and testudo hermanni hermanni if thats what you ment :winkgrin:

Thank you mildredsmam. It is a funny calculating program!

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:42 AM

Hi Peter,
She is probably a little overweight! 1 to 1.2 kg would be a normal weight for her length.
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Yes Freddy, she eats too much and keeps hunting food,including grass in my flowerpot. Her legs have a little more strength than weeks before. Has she had eggs inside her shell? lol...But there still be the problem that she leaves unformed discharge which is very very smelly and she poo more than once a day sometimes. :unsure2:
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:21 AM

Hi Peter,
'Big Flowers' smelly discharges and frequent pooing could be the result of an incorrect diet. You need to feed her a high fiber diet of edible weeds and plants. You may also need to cut down on the amount of food you give her. Hope this helps.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:10 PM

Hi Peter,
'Big Flowers' smelly discharges and frequent pooing could be the result of an incorrect diet. You need to feed her a high fiber diet of edible weeds and plants. You may also need to cut down on the amount of food you give her. Hope this helps.
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Freddy

Thank you Freddy,I will try it.
Kind regards!




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