Newcastle Upon Tyne :-)

ErikaViolet

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Hi all,

I'm new here! After much research over the past couple of years I'm now looking to get my first tortoise! I live in Newcastle upon Tyne, England and I was wondering if anyone new of any breeders? I preferably don't want to buy from a pet store and there are little opportunities on gumtree etc.

Thank you

Erika
 

JoesMum

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Welcome from Kent :)

Most of the sellers on this forum are US based which doesn't help you.

Have you done your research into what type of tortoise you want to get? The various breeds all have slightly different care requirements and it's important to be sure before you embark on what is a 50+ year commitment. (We have had Joe for 46 years now)

In the UK climate, Testudo tend be the easier option. I suggest you read the care sheets on here for Russians (Horsfield), Hermanns and Greeks.

Also read the Beginner Mistakes thread
http://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/beginner-mistakes.45180/
 

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Your tort needs to be much bigger before it can be sexed. It is far too small at 1 year old. It's got a lot of growing to do.
 
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