Captive bred
2018 
Adult 
0 male
0 female
0 non-sexed

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Hermann's tortoise
Hermann's tortoise Images used for reference only, actual specimins may differ in size and appearance.

The Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni) is a small to medium-sized species of tortoise native to southern Europe, particularly in regions such as Spain, Italy, and parts of the Balkans. It is a popular choice as a pet tortoise due to its manageable size and relatively straightforward care requirements.

Adult Hermann's tortoises usually reach a length of 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) and can weigh between 2 to 5 pounds (1-2.5 kg). Hermann's tortoises are herbivores, primarily grazing on various plants, grasses, and flowers. In captivity, they should be provided with a diet rich in leafy greens, vegetables, and occasional fruits. A well-balanced and varied diet is essential for their health.

Hermann's tortoises require a suitable enclosure with plenty of space to roam. For outdoor enclosures, they need access to both sunny and shaded areas to regulate their body temperature. Indoor enclosures should include a basking spot, hiding areas, and appropriate substrate for digging and burrowing.

Hermann's tortoises are generally docile and slow-moving creatures. They are known for their inquisitive nature and can become quite interactive with their caregivers over time. hen cared for properly, Hermann's tortoises can live for several decades. Some individuals have been known to live beyond 50 years.

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