2023 Captive Bred Eastern Hermann Tortoise

(6 customer reviews)


June 2023 hatchlings – unsexed – mircochipped and with Article 10 certificate

Hermann tortoises are a very popular breed. our babies are about 8cm and can grow to about 18-20cm. See below for full description.

We stock complete starter kits with everything you need to look after your new tortoise.

We can deliver tortoises to England, Wales and Scotland. Click here to see our delivery options.

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Hermann tortoises are a type of Mediterranean tortoise. They can be kept in a tortoise table or vivarium and can live outside in summer months.

Tortoises are cold blooded reptiles that need heat to function. Hermanns require a basking hotspot temperature of 85F-90F during the day. At night time the temperature should between 65F-70F. They come from hot and dry areas where the air humidity is low.

They also require Ultra Violet lighting (UVA and UVB) for at least 12 hours a day, this stimulates appetite, activity and promotes vitamin D3 synthesis which tortoises need to absorb calcium and for healthy growth. For an open top table we would recommend the arcadia combined heat and uv bulb for day time. For an enclosed vivarium we would recommend a T5 UVA/UVB tube, reflector and starter kit with a separate heat bulb for day time. Both would use a heat mat for night time.

A multi-vitamin supplement must be added to their daily diet (Reptavite/Calcium Powder). A good mixture of plants, vegetables and our Komodo complete pellet food will ensure your tortoise has a balanced diet. Fresh food should be given everyday. Visit our tortoise diet page to find out the best foods for your tortoise.

Tortoises drink very little water. They should be bathed in a shallow dish of fresh warm water at least once a week. This helps them release their motions and uric acid. Fresh water should be given everyday.

We have found that hemp bedding the best substrate to use for Hermanns as it is dust free and easy to clean. Droppings can be picked out daily and cleaned out fully every 3 weeks or when necessary.

Hermann tortoises can hibernate although we do not recommend it for the first 3 years or if they are not the correct weight and size. For more information go to our hibernation page.

We have complete starter kits that include everything you need to care for your Hermann tortoise.

ORIGIN: Southern Europe
AMBIENT TEMP: Day: 78F + 85F-95F Hotspot / Night: 65F
ADULT SIZE: 18-20cm
FOOD: Herbivore

A care sheet will be included when purchasing your tortoise with all the information you need to care for it. We are also available everyday to offer help and advice if you need it.

Hermann tortoises are classified as an endangered species which means they are microchipped and come with are Article 10 certificate. You do not have to do anything other than keep the certificate with the tortoise for its life.

What you need to look after a baby Hermann: Heat and UV light, Heat mat, Calcium and Vitamin Supplement, Thermometer, Reptile treated substrate, Hide, Food and Water Dishes and Pellet food.

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6 reviews for 2023 Captive Bred Eastern Hermann Tortoise

  1. Louise

    Thank you thank you thank you! Amazing service and so helpful! We love our little hermy!

  2. Brian Everitt

    My wife and i travelled to Wilton Pets from home and was amazed with the service and was given some great advice on the tortoise table and the tortoise. Great shop with nice, helpful staff with lots of well cared for reptiles. Our tortoise seems to have settled in nicely and is eating well. Thank you guys for your help and advice. will definitely buy again in the near future.

  3. Jane Somerton

    We came to the shop in the end rather than delivery. Staff were so friendly and helpful, answering all of my silly questions! He has settled in really well, looks happy and healthy. Really recommend these guys!!

  4. Sarah

    Perfect little one. Staff are so amazing in there. Very helpful so grateful for all the help in there. Will be coming there for goodies and treats

  5. John Stafford

    Received our tortoise last week via delivery and he/she is brilliant! So happy and healthy! We got the starter pack to that was easy to set up. They send a care sheet that has lots of useful information on!
    Overall brilliant service! Will be recommending to friends!

  6. Jess Marble

    Had our little herm delivered on Wednesday. Excellent service from both tortoise centre and courier. We are so happy with our family’s new addition!

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