Ibera tortoise

Spur-Thighed tortoise
Testudo Graeca Ibera

One of the most diverse and widely spread Mediterranean tortoises ranging from the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Iraq and Jordan.  Originally classed as a separate species -- Testudo Ibera (Pallas 1814) -- Testudo Ibera became Testudo Graeca Ibera  (Mertens 1946, Wermuth 1958), though it is still considered by many to be a biologically separate species and has remained TG Ibera due to lack of common agreement.

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Ibera (Spur Thighed) care sheet

Recommended for the UK : YES
A hibernating species that, with the correct care, planning and husbandry can thrive in the UK. Though as with all species of tortoise a good deal of research and forward planning should be undertaken before taking on any tortoise. 

If you are considering buying a tortoise, please avoid pet shops, garden centres and tortoise centres and look to purchase your tortoise from a reputable breeder who will supply you with a healthy tortoise and the very best advice on how to give it a long, good quality life. We have a list of genuine verified breeders on our website.

Genuine UK Breeders

December 2013


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