Male Horsfield (Billericay, Essex) (Darwent)

This list is of animals currently reported to us in need of a new home. Descriptions and circumstances (where known) are included. Full contact details are not. You will need to request these details. We must be satisfied that you have adequate facilities for the species you are applying for. There are no charges whatsoever.

Male Horsfield (Billericay, Essex) (Darwent)

Postby Nadine Highfield » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:31 am

Pushkin is a male horsfield, bought from a pet-shop in 2006.

Pushkin is 13 years old. His carapace length is 150mm and he weighs 812 gms. He is a much-loved pet, that due to family illness needs to be rehomed.

His owner has provided the following information:

Pushkin lives outside in the summer. He has an area of the greenhouse with a tunnel leading to his outside enclosure 4 yards x 3 yards, with tortoise weeds, plus inside and outside water paddling dish. He goes in in and out of the greenhouse at will.

In the autumn he is brought inside to a 3 yards x 1 yard pen with a sleeping area with a heat-light (26 degrees) and UV light. He hibernates for about 3 months in his own fridge with a controlled temperature between 2 and 6 degrees C. (remote temperature shown on our mantelpiece). He is checked every day and has a varied diet that includes tortoise weeds and wildflowers.

If you would like to offer Pushkin a home, please send a completed application and photos of your indoor housing and secure outdoor tortoise area to Nadine at with "Male Horsfield (Billericay, Essex) (Darwent)" as the subject.

Please read the following information carefully before preparing your application:

You can read about the requirements for adoption here:

This is information about our application process:

You can download a rehoming application here:

If you are unable to download an application you can find one here. Please copy and paste it into a document (or email) and send it to me with the photos of your facilities:


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