The Greek tortoise is more commonly known as the Spur-thighed tortoise and is one of the Mediterranean species of tortoise. This is a hibernating breed. It is a more commonly kept species of tortoise within the UK. Spur-thighed tortoises are within the medium sized family of tortoise breeds and can live up to 50 years or more and are renowned for their extensive lifespan. High UV lighting is required and low humidity. On average, an adult Spur-thighed tortoise will grow to approximately 8-10 inches (20-25cms). 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.