House of Melvin

A Horsfield Tortoise Guide

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Lifespan

Documented to live in excess of 100 years, Horsfields (and most tortoises) should be part of the wills! 

Is a Horsfield Tortoise the animal for you? 

It may not be, and thats okay! 

Research, research, research.

I will always advocate for the best care for any animal, so check out the blogs below outlining my thoughts with the benefit of hindsight.  

Space

More space is better. Outdoor and indoor space is better. The bigger the better. 

Step 1

Before your Horsfield Comes Home

One of the most exciting parts of owning a tortoise is bringing them home the very first day. Below is a repository of information so your don't need to worry about missing anything.

Step 2

Indoor & Outdoor Enclosures 

Two is always better than one! Designing enclosures is one of the best parts of owning a tortoise, so go to town with the inspiration below.

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Step 3

Daily Care

One of the most exciting parts of owning a tortoise is bringing them home the very first day. Below is a repository of information so your don't need to worry about missing anything.

Relocation

No Tortoise Left Behind

Moving abroad? The information below will you to get your tortoise where they need to be legally and safely. The process takes around 3 months from the UK to an EU country.

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CITES Database

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Transportation

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UK Government Permit

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EU Import Permits

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