Found in areas from southern France, coast of Italy and Mediterranean islands, the Hermann’s tortoise is a herbivore and only eats fruit and vegetables. In the wild they would eat many varieties of plants and weeds also some berries and cacti. In captivity we give them a mixture of kale, lettuce, tomatoes, carrot, cucumber, squash, etc and also some natural plants such as clover and dandelions.
- Living up to 75 - 100 years.
- Egg layers, they lay around 5 - 10 eggs a year.
- Adults will reach 25 centimetres.
- Habitat being dry grassland and meadows.
- Diurnal reptile.
A very gentle tortoise, the Hermann's Tortoise tends to be the most friendly of the tortoise family and make very interesting and engaging pets.