When deciding to buy a tortoise for the first time it can be a very confusing and frustrating experience. You will probably find all sorts of different prices and all sorts of conflicting information on their care requirements.
Don't be fooled into buying a tortoise from a company just because the price of their tortoises seem cheap, as often it can be false economy once you have bought the equipment to go with it, not to mention the probability of hefty vets bills due to the tortoises being ill or having been kept in poor conditions, like vivariums etc... For more information about this, please read the section further down on this page about when "not to buy a tortoise".
Last year we were approached by The Alan Tichmarsh Show, they had seen our website and were very impressed with not only our website but the products and advice we offer . We sent along a number of products which were shown on the ITV show . After the ITV show our local BBC radio station contacted us for an interview on all things Tortoise ! .
January 2012 we were again contacted to be interviewed but this time on BBC radio 2 ( the Simon Mayo Show ) , this interview was on Hibernation and of course we were happy to help.
I can honestly say that not only myself , but Terry and Natalie love what we do and we continue to make sure that good advice and products are available to all Tortoise owners .
We at The Tortoise Shop have a vast amount of experience and knowledge spanning over two decades and with the risk of sounding like we're blowing our own trumpet we can guarantee that our advice and husbandry is the very best that you'll find. We will not try to sell you uneccessary equipment nor push you into buying a tortoise which we don't think is suitable for you to keep. We will however give you unlimited amounts of correct advice whenever you should need it, not just before you buy but also for a lifetime thereafter.
The Tortoise Shop are very pleased to say we have another excellent U.K breeder of Marginated tortoises . We work very closely with the new breeder aswell as our exisiting U.K breeders, so we can bring you the best of British bred tortoises.
The Tortoise Shop and it's staff genuinely care about the welfare of the tortoise and are not simply out to make a quick profit.
However, don't just take our word for it, please have a look at the customer survey graph below and also read through the customer comments page.
The above graph shows the results of a survey carried out on random customers over the last 3 years. It is scored on a 1 to 10 scale, with 1 being very poor and 10 being excellent.
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