This breed is often mistaken 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-species of spur thigh tortoise. Most grow approx. 1inch per year and are fully grown at about 10 years of age.
This is a Greek sub-species.
This breed are categorised as a Mediterranean tortoise, so a tortoise table is best suited. A natural diet is best.
This Spur-thigh species does hibernate and requires an
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