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Making sure your tortoise is taken care of when you’re gone


Sep 2, 2015
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I have a good amount of animals including 2 tortoises. My tortoises I never plan to rehome as long as I’m alive. The thing is that barring any sudden death or fatal illness I realize these are the main ones that can outlive me.

does anyone think about this or make arrangements for their tortoises in this scenarios?

taking on a tortoise, or turtles for that matter should be a pet for life. I just got a small RF with the potential lifespan of 80+ years. I don’t know what will happen if I go before him/her so I’m just wondering does anyone here think about what will happen to them after your gone?

April Lynn

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Jan 10, 2020
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San Jacinto, CA
I do! I have 2 sons, 12 and 7 years old right now. They promised me they would take care of my Greek (Yoda) when I'm too old or no longer here. It's a sad subject but a real one that must be discussed. If you don't have a close family member that will care for your tort when you're gone, you may be able to find a tortoise rescue that you can add to your will with regards to your tort. It's good that you're thinking this far ahead.


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Jun 21, 2016
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Wow this board is amazing! It seems to have everything, all the answers lol!
Yes it really does pretty much cover everything! I remember posting on a similar thread about what would happen to my tortoises after I am gone.

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