Help and advice on shopping for: Tortoise Livestock
Tortoise help and advice
Find a lifelong friend
With impressive intelligence, warmth and lifespans, Tortoises make fantastic pets that can pass between generations of families. We have many Tortoises up for adoption at Swell Reptiles, including a variety of species.
What are Tortoise?
Tortoises are a group of reptiles with hard shells that live solely on land. They are most well known for their incredibly long lifespans and slow movements, with some examples said to live longer than the oldest humans. Tortoises live mostly near the equator in America, Africa, Europe and Asia. They tend to like high temperatures and low humidities, although there are exceptions to this rule, such as the Redfoot tortoise. Against many stereotypes, most Tortoises like to be quite active and need a good-sized enclosure to roam.
Why should I buy a Tortoise?
If you are looking for a life-long companion, there’s no better animal than a Tortoise. Tortoises are docile, affectionate and intelligent with the ability to live 50 to 100 years depending on their health. Keeping a Tortoise can be extremely rewarding as they form a constant companion through many years and life events. Keeping a Tortoise is fairly easy, and their upkeep costs are generally quite low.
What are the main types of Tortoise?
There are a lot of different types of Tortoises that can be adopted as pets. At Swell Reptiles, we have a range of Tortoises that changes regularly, depending on availability and demand, so the only way to know which we have in is to check this webpage. Some of the most popular tortoises we have for sale include the Hermann's Tortoises and the Horsfield Tortoises.
What should I look for when purchasing a Tortoise?
If you decide you would like to adopt one of our Tortoises you will need to come to the Swell Superstore. At the store, you will be interviewed and asked to provide a picture of the enclosure you have built for your tortoise. We reserve the right to deny the adoption of any animal to anyone that we feel is unprepared to look after it.