tortoise

Waiting for his daily lettuce and apples

Waiting for his daily lettuce and apples

quite the spot!

Wow I bet he's the envy of the neighborhood with that home :)

Nice! How did you make that burrow?

Sulcata?

Sulcata opens sliding door

Yup. Ours do this with the glass part of the slider if it's left open a crack. They try every day.

Smart tort!!❤️🐢

Really nice looking Sulcata

"This is my house now"

She’s taking over dog walking privileges. Slowly.

She’s taking over dog walking privileges. Slowly.

Pup was raised around them. She looks out for them and we see her hanging out with them when they’re grazing. Leash was for hosing her down after the dog park, tortoise was inbound hoping for treats.

Lunch out on the deck getting some much needed sun after a long winter

Lunch out on the deck getting some much needed sun after a long winter

Don't confuse /u/MrHunnybun. ;) They're not the same species.

Greek tortoise = spur-thighed tortoise = Testudo graeca Russian tortoise = Horsfield's tortoise = Testudo/Agrionemys horsfieldii

What species is that?

My bad, you’re right. Brain lapse

Thanks. I need to brush up on my tortoise identification skills as it looks like my Horsfield. 😳

My African Spurred Tortoise and her baby’s!

My African Spurred Tortoise and her baby’s!

Get to the mother ship!

In all seriousness though, they’re all beautiful!

Her "baby's" what?

She is about the size of the rim on a basketball hoop. I have 2 acres in Arizona so it’s kind of perfect! And yes I have 2 and I’m hoping on one day passing them down. I got them when they were baby’s when I was 10 years old when my parents had no idea what they were getting themselves into. Cow sized shits.

How large is the mother? I wish I could get a turtle but between the climate I live in and their life span it's probably not ideal.

Just built this home kit of an old dresser last weekend, planted clover as well.

Just built this home kit of an old dresser last weekend, planted clover as well.

Sulcata, rights? You'll want to get a substrate that will hold moisture better, and look into ways of closing the enclosure to keep in that humidity.

You'll also want to get a basking area, and a different UVB light. Those used to damage their eyes. Look into tortoiseforum.org's sulcata care sheet, seems like you might be able to get a bit of help from it.

That’s a really good idea!

I built mine out of an old entertainment stand! Looks great (:

I like toitles

This is buttercup, does anyone know what type of tortoise she is?

This is buttercup, does anyone know what type of tortoise she is?
Greek tortoise, also known as spur-thighed tortoise. Or maybe Eastern Hermann's tortoise. As mentioned in the sidebar:


If you want a species identified, please show at least two photos: top and bottom of the shell. The more photos, the better.


 

A few distinguishing features:




Hermann's
Greek



Plastron
two (broken) black bands
random black splotches, if any


Spurs on thighs
no
yes


Scute above tail
vertical division
undivided

Greek tortoise, also known as spur-thighed tortoise. Or maybe Eastern Hermann's tortoise. As mentioned in the sidebar:

If you want a species identified, please show at least two photos: top and bottom of the shell. The more photos, the better.

 

A few distinguishing features:

Hermann's Greek Plastron random black splotches, if any Spurs on thighs no yes Scute above tail vertical division undivided

“I like strawberries”

“I like strawberries”

As much as I’ve tried, mine only likes tomatoes and greens. She won’t do strawberries. Lol

NOM

He LOVES carrots and strawberries.

Both the ladies woke up today. Little miffed their grazing spot was cleared out.

Both the ladies woke up today. Little miffed their grazing spot was cleared out.

They’re rescues and that was how we got them. They were already around 20 then, and that was 8 years ago. The pyramiding hasn’t progressed since then.

Slight at most, and who are you to judge and be so negative.

Oops, their burrow was included in the overhaul. It was in the dirt under the small concrete barrier at the end, reason for the slightly scuffed middle scutes. They preferred it over their dog house, but winter rain made it a mess so we filled it in. Now that they’re awake, I’m sure they’ll get started on a new one soon.

Edit : They’re fine with it

Thank you! Ours have been waking up briefly the last couple weeks (only on the days it rained, in San Diego of all places. Go figure.) but looks like this is the one! Hope yours wake up soon (: they are such a joy to have in the yard.

Try one of these subthreads