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Transport & Delivery


You are very welcome to come and visit me in person when you make the decision to buy one of my tortoises, as this gives you the opportunity to meet me, to see how I keep all my tortoises, discuss any questions that arise and to see and handle my youngsters to help you choose your tortoise.

If you use public transport I am happy to collect and return you to our local train station (which is Hedge End).

Of course in this digital age I can forward high quality photos to enable you to choose a tortoise and I will always guide you as to which ones are the most lively to help fine-tune your choice (getting them to stay still for a photo is usually the main challenge!) for delivery to your home and I am happy to arrange this if I can.

Delivery in person

I live near Southampton, Hampshire and my parents live in Poole, Dorset so it is possible for me to safely transport my tortoises to these locations on family visits for collection there by prior agreement, for a nominal charge.
However if you are too far away, or unable to travel, I do have access to an excellent specialist DEFRA-registered reptile courier. He currently (as of January 2020) charges £50 to deliver tortoises to most of England and Wales and £60 - £65 to deliver to Scotland - it all depends on the distance involved. He delivers weekly on a Thursday.

Please contact me with your postcode to enable me to obtain a quote if you require this service.

Payment where delivery is agreed must be made in full in advance by bank transfer.