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A little About Us.

Q: What is the aim of Pet Tortoise?
A: To provide first class captive bred hatchlings and advice to caring homes

Q: What makes Pet Tortoise so successful? 
A: Its a passion, we love our tortoises, and we aim to pass on our knowledge and experience whether you like it or not!

Q: Why does Pet Tortoise insist, prospective owners read the care sheet ?
A: If we can help your tortoise thrive, then we feel you will come back and hopefully with your own hatchlings!

Q: Is Pet Tortoise only experienced with tortoises?
A: Far from it, We have kept and bred numerous reptiles over many years.
You can find a few extracts from one of our photo albums [here] 

Q: Why captive breed tortoises?

A: Firstly conservation, after years and years of Mediterranean tortoises being taken from the wild along with the reduction of their natural habitat many species were added to the protection list (rightly so), this preventing any more from being taken from the remaining wild populations.
Secondly its an interest we greatly enjoy and we feel unless these tortoises are correctly managed and bred in captivity, there won't be any more.

Q: Website ?
A: The internet was to be our ideal medium to pass on our experiences in keeping these fascinating reptiles as its 'dynamic' / 'live', Which is why you won't find any downloadable care and information. Once a document becomes static its days are numbered to be out of date, We have never heard of or written a definitive document on captive husbandry our techniques have evolved over the years with new ideas and approaches from many enthusiasts, in this way our information will remain dynamic and up to date.

We have been past and present members of numerous societies and organisations regarding the captive maintenance of reptiles some of which are ... British Herpetological Society, Milton Keynes Herpetological Society, Chameleon Information Network, Portsmouth Reptile & Amphibian Society, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (at Jersey Zoo) ...

We also relish any chance to study and photograph animals in their natural habitat,

You can find some photos from our trips around Australia [here] 
  Balearic Island of Menorca
- [here]

Hope this has given an insight somewhat small, of what we are about!

Thanks for reading, please take a look around and enjoy your stay.


Notice Board: 

Offspring available to caring homes, please go here
To see some pictures please visit the
Tortoise Gallery


The Tortoise Diary - v1.8
Keep track of your tortoise(s)! - [here]

  • Help Diagnose Health and Condition
  • Security, Add Microchip and Photo ID
  • Gauge Hibernation Readiness
  • Generate Webpages for each Tortoise
  • Now for Unlimited Tortoises!
  • more ...

  Taking notes, a must for all tortoise keepers....

   ADDED - [here]  - Online Reptile Shop by powered by Amazon

   ADDED - [here]  - La tortuga mediterránea, Searching for the Herman's tortoise

    ADDED - [here]  - Kleinmanni Project, Accounts and Observations.

    ADDED - [here]  - Credits, To those who have helped... thank you.

UPDATED - [here]  - Tortoise Keepers Gallery, Pictures of your tortoises.

    ADDED - [here]  - Tortoise Puzzle, Bored ? Time for some fun.

    ADDED - [here]  - Weather Conditions, Temperatures, Humidity, Rainfall ...   

UPDATED - [here]  - Tortoise Diet, balanced feeding

UPDATED - [here]  - Hatchling Growth Rate, over a 4 year period

    ADDED - [here]  - The Pet Tortoise House, do you require a set-up?

    ADDED - [here]  - Tortoise Photo Gallery

    ADDED - [here] 
- Frequently Asked Questions... its a start!

    ADDED - [here]  - Story of "lonesome George" - G.elephantopus abingdoni

We are continually working on the site (time permitting).
All documentation either on site or awaiting publication is subject to work in progress, so please book mark us and keep visiting.


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Captive bred Mediterranean tortoises for sale, care, and advice from experienced breeders
~ Hermans, Marginated, Greek Spur-thighed, Horsefields ~

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