Adopting tortoises/turtles

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.

Re: Adopting tortoises/turtles

Postby Tortoise Trust » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:20 am

See the housing section for description of suitable accommodation. There are good ideas there, and a discussion of some of the problems to be overcome.
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Re: Adopting tortoises/turtles

Postby beatrice.f » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:56 am

Hello,
I am a primary school teacher who wants to introduce tortoises as school pets.
I am aware that I have to have an indoor and outdoor housing set up before being able to apply for a pair of tortoises to rehome. However, I wonder if you could let me know if you would consider a school to be an appropriate rehoming body. I would be responsible for keeping the animals at home during the holidays. The school has agreed to cover all the vet, housing, feeding and other costs as necessary. I have had a tortoise in the past which now lives happily with my grandmother so I know a bit about taking care of them. Obviously, I would consult specialists regarding the animals before settling them in the school.

What is your view on a school adopting two Hermann's tortoises?
Many thanks, Bea
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