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Insurance

Postby Jimbo37 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:05 pm

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a good insurance provider? (UK)
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Re: Insurance

Postby Sandy » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:10 pm

Jimbo37 wrote:Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a good insurance provider? (UK)


Far better to put money away each week in an account, as most insurers dont cover a lot when it comes to tortoises. And if you dont have to use a vet, then you still have the money not the insurance company.
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Re: Insurance

Postby ejs » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:42 pm

To my knowledge there is only one insurance company in the uk that insures torts and that is exotics direct.....I think the tort needs to have been in good health for a year for them to insure you...... Pre existing conditions will not be covered and if you make a claim premiums go up dramatically.

I may be wrong but that is my experience. .....
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Re: Insurance

Postby AliTBimbo » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:28 pm

My little one is insured with Exotics Direct, they wouldn't cover anything to do with his ongoing cloacal trouble but cover everything else. Mine is 6 years old and the premium is £167 for the year.
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Re: Insurance

Postby Stuart » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:53 pm

Sandy wrote:
Jimbo37 wrote:Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a good insurance provider? (UK)


Far better to put money away each week in an account, as most insurers dont cover a lot when it comes to tortoises. And if you don't have to use a vet, then you still have the money not the insurance company.


I agree, but the trouble is there's no end to the putting money aside, is there? It's true that if you don't spend it, you still have the money, not the insurance company, but at what point could you decide to withdraw the money and spend it on something else? You might just do that, then find yourself facing a hefty bill a few weeks or months later!
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Re: Insurance

Postby AliTBimbo » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:43 pm

If I had insured Barnaby in first place I would be approximately £2.5k better off so far with it all....I always always insure usually... You never really know just how much an illness / injury can cost
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