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This breed is often mistake for the Hermann tortoise. As their markings are very similar the main difference is that they have a small horn shaped spur at the top of their back legs.

There are approx 8 sub breeds of spur thigh tortoise. Most grow approx. 1inch per year and are fully grown at about 10 years of age.

This breed are categorised as a Mediterranean so a tortoise table is best suited, again a natural diet is best.

Most of the Spur-thigh breeds do hibernate and most require an Article 10

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