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Hermann's Tortoise

$189.00 - $599.00
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Product Description

Hermann's Tortoises, (Testudo Hermanni) are found in the woodlands, rocky hillsides and meadows of Southern Europe, Spain, Turkey, the Balkans, and Bulgaria. Hermann's Tortoises are also found on many islands in the Mediterranean Sea. They prefer heavy vegetation but not wet areas.

One of the smaller tortoises, most adults reach 5 - 7 inches after many years. Hermann's Tortoises are primarily herbivores, readily eating vegetables, dark leafy greens, and grasses. Their favorite foods include clover, beans and squash. They will also eat some insects, earth worms and slugs. We give ours tortoise diet mixed with veggies and a good calcium supplement. Indoors, a good UVB basking bulb and a basking spot of 90 - 95F is needed. Our juveniles are soaked 3 times each week for 10 minutes in warm, shallow water.

Mild mannered in comparison to other species, Hermann's Tortoises are very personable little tortoises. They learn to come to their keepers at feeding time, and do well with several other tortoise species.

Top photo shows a 9 week old juvenile. Middle photo shows a hatchling along with a slightly younger sibling who emerged from his egg an hour later. The bottom photo shows a 12 week old juvenile on top of one of our breeders (Breeders not for sale).

Other Details

Common Name:
Hermann's Tortoises
Scientific Name:
Testudo Hermanni
Starter Tortoise
Care Sheet:
View Hermanns Tortoises Care Sheet
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Warranty Information

We offer a 7 day health guarantee on our captive bred animals only provided all conditions are met as listed in our Terms and Conditions page.


  • 5
    Hermann's Tortoise

    Posted by Patricia Duckles on Mar 8th 2024

    Tortoise arrived very happy and is thriving in its new home. Great to see it was hungry and getting adjusted to the new routine. Thank you for getting this wonderful animal to me.

  • 5
    Hermann yearling

    Posted by Je on Jan 16th 2024

    Amy, was very helpful and the tortoise looks great. Thanks

  • 5
    Hermann's Tortoise

    Posted by April Baldwin on Dec 23rd 2023

    We have had a great experience with turtle source, our tortoise ? Pokey is such a fun and learning experience for our 5 year old

  • 5
    Hermanns tortoise

    Posted by Kurt Becker on Dec 2nd 2023

    Excellent communication tortoise is healthy and and beautiful love this little guy or girl. Second day and he is doing great been checking out the whole tank and loves his greens.

  • 5

    Posted by Osvaldo on Dec 30th 2022

    I love it. I have received my tortoise yesterday in very good conditions