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NEW! Tortoise Table Accessory Packs

NEW! Tortoise Table Accessory Packs

By: Natalie

We're excited to showcase our new products. Due to numerous requests, we have put together a package just for accessories. This accessory pack contains all the essentials you need for your tortoise table. This way, if you are buying a tortoise from us and a table from elsewhere, or building your own, you can still fill your table with our top quality products and our tortoise package style discounts. But don't forget, the discounts get bigger, as the package does, so the savings in our tortoise packages will always be greater, not just than other packages on our site, but than any other tortoise outlet online.

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Beware of Facebook Sellers

Beware of Facebook Sellers

By: Natalie

It has been brought to our attention that there is a Facebook page using our name and reputation to sell their tortoises. We want all to be aware that we do not work in conjunction with any other businesses, pages or groups. You will only ever receive replies from Gemma or Natalie through this page only, our official Twitter page and of course, through emails. You will never be forwarded a mobile number to contact someone else for collection, nor will anyone but Walkers European Transport deliver your tortoise. We will always send you to www.thetortoiseshop.com to place your order and will never request personal details or order numbers through Facebook.

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Christmas Holidays

Christmas Holidays

By: Natalie

We will be closed for Christmas from 3pm Thursday 22nd December until 10am Monday 10th January. The website will continue to run and orders can still be placed. Emails for advice will be answered sporadically over the holidays. Those requesting order information will need to wait until the office reopens and we have your order in front of us.

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December Tortoise Deliveries and Collections

December Tortoise Deliveries and Collections

By: Natalie

We are now taking advance orders for delivery up to Thursday 16th December and collections up to Monday 20th December.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Hibernation

The Do's and Don'ts of Hibernation

By: Natalie

It's that time of the year again, when we are all panicking about hibernation. I just want to take this time to address some issues and go over the FAQs of hibernation.

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Hibernation Blog 1: Preparing your boxes to hibernate your tortoise in the fridge

Hibernation Blog 1: Preparing your boxes to hibernate your tortoise in the fridge

By: Natalie

Fridge hibernation is the most controlled method and the safest. It is important to have everything ready before your tortoise finishes it's wind down.

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Hibernation Blog 2: Winding down your tortoise

Hibernation Blog 2: Winding down your tortoise

By: Natalie

How to successfully wind down your tortoise for hibernation.

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Hibernation Blog 3: Hibernating your tortoise

Hibernation Blog 3: Hibernating your tortoise

By: Natalie

As we've already covered most of this in Hibernation Blogs 1-3, we'll look at the timescales, common misconceptions and important things to remember.

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Hibernation Blog 4: Waking your tortoise from hibernation

Hibernation Blog 4: Waking your tortoise from hibernation

By: Natalie

This is the short and sweet one (or it was intended to be). When it comes to waking up day, you'll be very excited to see your shelled friend again. But this needs to be a slow process.

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How you can give your tortoise a varied diet

How you can give your tortoise a varied diet

By: Natalie

I know we're all getting sick of the current crisis talk, but it's reached that point where we all know someone effected by it. We just want to have a word about how you will feed your tortoise if you are told to self isolate. It may be tempting to buy pellets or feed your tortoise solely on dried flower supplements, but it is important to try to maintain their fresh diet. Here are some tips to help you feed your tortoise through isolation;

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Tortoise Housing: Which is right for my tortoise?

Tortoise Housing: Which is right for my tortoise?

By: Natalie

As you know, we do not sell our tortoises to just anyone. If you purchase a tortoise on it's own, without a complete setup (tortoise package). we will ask for photos of your tortoise table and lighting setup. This is solely to ensure that your baby tortoise gets the best start in life. To help you along your way, here are some of the tables we are often presented with

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Tortoise Lighting: Which is right for my tortoise?

Tortoise Lighting: Which is right for my tortoise?

By: Natalie

Following on from our Tortoise Housing blog. Here we will look at the different lighting setups available, which you will need for your new setup and which you should definitely avoid.

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