Nobody asked in PetsReptiles · 1 month ago

Is this a tortoise or a turtle? And what kind of tortoise/turtle is it?

I know very little about this critter... Just barely got it. Pet store said it's a Greek tortoise but it doesn't look like any Greek tortoises that I find on the internet. He's about 3 or 4 inches wide and 7 inches long. 

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  • Darby
    Lv 6
    1 month ago
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    It's a Golden Thread Turtle, an aquatic species.  Here's a care sheet that will help you:

    https://www.reptilesmagazine.com/golden-thread-tur...

    Unfortunately, most pet stores are woefully uneducated about the animals they sell.  Had you treated that turtle like a tortoise, it wouldn't have lived long.  Kudos to you for seeking help!

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    looks more like a poind turtle or slider than a bod turtle or tortoise. The relatively flat shell is the distinguishing feature. Tortoises and box turtles have dome shaped shells.

  • 1 month ago

    Its an aquatic turtle.

    Def NOT a greek tortoise

  • Darla
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Most definitely a kind of tortoise. 

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