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For tortoise, terrapin and turtle care and conservation


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


We currently have two 15-year-old male Spur-thighed Tortoises and four 6-year-old female Hermann's Tortoises for re-homing.

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.


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


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.