The Tortoise Shop is now closed. We will shortly be posting all of our informative pages to Facebook, ready for the closure of the website. These information pages will be extended to include anything we would normally answer over the phone, as well as the general FAQs. In the meantime, if you are unsure of anything, please refer to...
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.
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;
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
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.
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.
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.