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For tortoise, terrapin and turtle care and conservation


Welcome to the Re-homing section of the British Chelonia Group.


MEDITERRANEAN TORTOISES are waiting for new homes at the moment.
The main criteria for adopting one of our tortoises are:

  • You must be able to provide details together with pictures of where you would keep a tortoise.
  • A description of the facilities you have will be needed.
  • You must be able to provide adequate quarantine accommodation away from any existing chelonia for a minimum period of six months for any new tortoise introduced.
  • You must be a fully paid up member of the British Chelonia Group and agree to remain a member for the duration of the Re-homing Agreement during which agreement the tortoise(s) remain the property of the British Chelonia Group.

Red-eared and Yellow-bellied terrapins are no longer available, due to the new Invasive Species Regulations which came into force on 14th July 2017 and prohibit transfer of these species to new owners.


Further details can be obtained from the Re-homing Officer.


Homes are needed for five young but fully grown Mediterranean Spur-thighed Tortoises:

Barney, Bobby, Harry & Mickey are 22 years old
Sandy is 24 years old
All the boys get on together and don't fight. They are used to having the whole garden to roam in and access to a greenhouse. They are very active since they came out of hibernation at the end of February. They are in a shed with UV lights and ceramic heaters until it gets warm enough for them to stay in the garden and the greenhouse, but they are getting too big for their current facilities. Knowledgeable homes are needed for these lovely boys, either together or separately.

Please contact Paul our Re-homing Officer for further information.