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Tortoises / Turtles and Terrapins

Medium _Tortoise

The most popular species of tortoise, turtles and terrapins are available from Monkfield, with a few less common ones being offered from time to time.

Keeping tortoise in captivity has come a long way since the days of them being kept in gardens. Research into the needs of tortoise has resulted in this group of reptiles becoming successfully kept and bred in captivity. They make a good pet reptile species that live for a long time and normally have a calm nature.


Popular Tortoises                                   

Hermann Tortoise

Hermann Tortoise (Testudo hermanni)

There are two recognised subspecies of Hermann tortoise, Testudo hermanni hermanni which is predominately from the Mediterranean and Testudo hermanni boettgeri from the Balkans. The only tortoises offered for sale today are captive bred, this is regulated by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and all Hermann tortoise sold today must have an article 10 certificate issued by DEFRA.


Horsefield Tortoise

Horsfield Tortoise (Agrionemys horsefieldii)

Horsfield tortoise are wide spread throughout central Asia. In their natural habitat throughout the winter months these tortoise can withstand temperatures well below 0F. These animals are regulated by C.I.T.E.S. and are appendix 2 annex B but do not require article 10 certificate for commercial sale. 

Spur-Thighed Tortoise

Spur - Thighed Tortoise (Testudo graeca)

Spur-thighed tortoise come from a wide geographical range and there are many sub-species that belong to this group. The most commonly found is Testudo graeca ibera which prodominatly can be found in Turkey. Like the Hermann tortoise (Testudo hermanni) all Spur - thighed tortoise that are for sale are captive bred and require article 10 certificates issued by DEFRA.

Linda Sullivan
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