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For tortoise, terrapin and turtle care and conservation


Welcome to the Re-homing section of the British Chelonia Group.

PLEASE NOTE: Re-homing of Mediterranean tortoises will resume next spring after hibernation.

The main criteria for adopting one of our tortoises are:

  • You must be able to provide details together with pictures of where you would keep a tortoise.
  • A description of the facilities you have will be needed.
  • You must be able to provide adequate quarantine accommodation away from any existing chelonia for a minimum period of six months for any new tortoise introduced.
  • You must be a fully paid up member of the British Chelonia Group and agree to remain a member for the duration of the Re-homing Agreement during which agreement the tortoise(s) remain the property of the British Chelonia Group.

Red-eared and Yellow-bellied terrapins are no longer available, due to the new Invasive Species Regulations which came into force on 14th July 2017 and prohibit transfer of these species to new owners.


Further details can be obtained from the Re-homing Officer.