Tortoises make very great pets, and if you decide to keep them them you maybe inspired to learn more about their conservation and welfare.
They are not, however, particularly easy or low-maintenance animals to keep outside of their natural climatic range. Many tortoises that are bought to be kept as pets by inexperienced keepers suffer easily avoidable health problems and premature mortality.
Two of the most frequent problem areas are inadequate housing and diet.
We’ve put together some free guides on how to keep tortoises here and more fact sheets are available to buy and download on this website here
Advice on Keeping Tortoises
We plan to bring you more advice on fact sheets soon, stay tuned!