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#1 Matty24


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

Hi my name is matt, I'm new to the forum but have been keeping a Herman for alittle over 3 years Arnie schwarzentortoise, think we may have to rename cuz I'm about 90% certain she a female..

I would like some help IDing what subspecies she is..


Sorry about the bad pic

#2 Graham


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:20 PM

Hi, Matty, welcome to the forum  :welcome:

I'm no expert by any means, but Arnie looks like a Testudo Hermanni to me; have a look at the first pic on this link under Popular Tortoises, there appears to be a striking resemblance to his markings:




I'm sure one of the senior members will be able to advise further.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:17 PM

Hello Matt and welcome to the forum

you have a lovely looking tort,like Graham says look's like a testudo hermanni,i have horsfield's and redfoot so no expert on this species of tort.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:09 AM

hi matt welcome to the forum. :)

can you add some more pictures please, they need to be clear pics of the plastron (underneath) shell and rear shot.

this will just help us id the subspecies.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:03 PM

Welcome to the forum Matt.... I am no expert but I do like a guess challenge.....so I will have a go if you manage to post a pic of underneath Arnie!!!
Anyway I would really prefer photos of what Arnie gets up to... Hope you can do that too.x x. Hugs x.

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