Tortoise

 

Captive bred tortoise specialist @  Timperley Aquatics

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.

Our range of tortoises for sale are shown below, should you have any questions about any of our tortoises, please contact us.  0161 904 0724

HERMANN TORTOISE - (testudo hermanni)
Size: 6 cm +  { Micro Chipped }
Status: CITES 11 Annex A
Art 10 Certificates: SSC {supplied}
Hibernates: Yes  Adultsize: 16 - 22 cm

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.

      
         HERMANN TORTOISE
 Please contact us for prices & availability           

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MEDITERRANEAN SPUR-THIGHED TORTOISE
(testudo graeca ibera)

Size: 6 cm+  { Micro Chipped }

Status: CITES 11 Annex A

Art 10 Certificates: SSC {supplied}
Hibernates: Yes
Adultsize: 16 - 20 cm

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.
              
                MEDITERRANEAN TORTOISE
           

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HORSFIELD  TORTOISE
(testudo horsfieldii)

Size: 6 cm+
Status: CITES 11 Annex B
Art 10 Certificates: Not Required
Hibernates: Yes
Adultsize: 16 - 22 cm


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. 
 

                                                                         
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LEOPARD TORTOISE
(stigmochelys pardalis babcocki)

Size: 9 - 11 cm
Sex Of The Tortoise: Unsexed
Status: CITES 11 Annex B
Art 10 Certificates: Not required
Hibernates: No
Adultsize: - 70 cm +

This is a beautiful large size tortoise which can go outside only on warm sunny days.However must be kept indoors with heating & uv lighting 

  

    LEOPARD TORTOISE

     

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RED FOOT TORTOISE 
(chelonoidis carbonaria)
Size: 6 - 8 cm
Sex Of The Tortoise: Unsexed
Status: CITES 11 Annex B
Art 10 Certificates: Not Required
Hibernates: No
Adultsize: 25 - 35 cm

Another beautiful medium sized tropical tortoise requires both uv lighting & controlled heating to maintain a constant tropical temperature.  
          

 

  

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INDIAN STAR TORTOISE
(geochelone elegans)
Size: 7 - 8 cm
Sex Of The Tortoise: Unsexed
Status: CITES 11 Annex B
Art 10 Certificates: Not required
Hibernates: No
Adultsize: 16 - 22 c

One of the most beautiful and sought after species, unfortunately only bred in very limited numbers.Keep indoors in suitable housing with heating & uv lighting.

                 
              INDIAN STAR TORTOISE
                  
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SULCATA TORTOISE
geochelonia sulcata

Size:  6 cm +
Sex Of The Tortoise: Unsexed
Status: CITES 11 Annex B
Art 10 Certificates: Not Required
Hibernates: No
Adultsize: 70 - 90 cm

 

 This is one of the fantastic giant species, very hardy but grows huge, you will need a large enclosure with heating & uv lighting to properly care for this species.(Not for the beginner).  
        

                
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