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For tortoise, terrapin and turtle care and conservation


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

Sulcata tortoises are available at the moment.

Terrapins are available, especially red-eared and yellow-bellied sliders, but only until 14th July due to the new invasive species regulations which prohibit transfer of these species to new owners.

PLEASE NOTE we are unable to take in any more terrapins as our facilities are full.


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

Paul Birch, Rehoming Coordinator
P.O.BOX 16216
B77 9LA
Tel. 07504 307077

9 Year old Sulcata

Sulcata - 9 Years old.