For many years we only rehomed tortoises (or turtles) to Tortoise Trust members, however the flood of imported tortoises into the UK and sold in pet shops and online has resulted in people buying these animals on impulse and without any understanding of their care and feeding requirements. Many soon realise that they do not wish to keep these animals and want to rehome them.
The vast number of unwanted pet tortoises and turtles has created a serious welfare situation for these animals. In an effort to ensure that these animals are placed with people who have the knowledge and facilities to care for them properly, we began our public rehoming system, in which we assist non-members to rehome tortoises they can no longer keep.
Tortoises or turtles rehomed through our public rehoming system are not Tortoise Trust animals and, as such, become the property of the person who adopts them. The Tortoise Trust is not responsible for any veterinary or other expenses that may arise.
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If you have a tortoise in need of a new home you can email us directly at: