The tortoises we find most popular in the U.K are the Hermanns, Western Dwarf Hermanns, Horsfield’s, Marginated and Spur-thighed tortoises. These breeds are most commonly kept as they are fairly hardy making them great for anyone as a starter tortoise as they are easier to look after than some of the higher maintenance tropical breeds that are more sensitive to their environment.

On average tortoises will live 30-50 years or more so it’s a big decision for any family to purchase a tortoise as their new addition to the household. As a responsible pet owner, it is essential that you know all the requirements for looking after a tortoise before purchase.

We provide as much help and advice as you need before purchasing your tortoise and are here to answer any questions you may have afterwards too. Simply give us a call, drop us an email or visit our contact page and we will endeavor to get back to you as soon as we can.

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