Please Help! I found a tortoise!
What kind of tortoise is this?
My name is Trish and my fiance and I found a tortoise walking across the middle of the street in our neighborhood. We live in Orlando, Florida...I was quite surprisd to see a tiny tortoise in the street. I'm assuming he was someone's pet, and he got away somehow. We have never had a tortoise before, although we have had a few turtles, but I understand that tortoises are much different than turtles. I have been searching all over the internet and I can't really pinpoint exactly what breed/type of tortoise he/she is. I really would like to keep him/her and keep him/her happy...can someone please tell me what breed/type you think he/she might be? Also, is there a way for me to tell if he/she is male or female? He/she also seems to have some kind of films or something over he/she's eye...i almost cannot even see the eyeball...so I'm very concerned about that. Please help! Any thoughts would be much appreciated!!