The Marginated tortoise originates from Southern Greece, Italy and North-eastern Sardinia. This is a hibernating breed. The Marginated tortoise is the largest of the European tortoises and prefers a more mountainous, rocky terrain than the other breeds. High UV lighting is required and low humidity. On average the Marginated tortoise can live up to 30-80 years or more and an adult will grow to approximately 12-15 inches (31-38cms). However, this may vary in individuals.
This species is listed as Annex A and is required to be microchipped and have the accompanying Article 10 CITES certificate to be legally sold. We will provide this certificate and it must stay with the tortoise throughout its life.
When you purchase a tortoise, we will provide you with a care sheet containing all the information you need for a happy tortoise.
Please note: All of our tortoises can be delivered via our professional, animal specialist courier www.walkerseurotransport.co.uk, please see 'Delivery' for information and charges.
Collection in person is FREE of charge but must be via a pre-arranged appointment only. Please view our FAQ’s or Delivery information for further details.
We recommend that you take out pet insurance and there is a voucher included with your purchase which entitles you to 30 days free insurance or a 20% discount off an annual policy. To activate the insurance you may telephone or visit the ExoticDirect website and click 'Activate Voucher' following onscreen prompts, within 14 days of your date of purchase.