How to foster a British Tortoise
* You have made your first move by contacting the society.
* You should now have read about our societies aims.
* Before you proceed you will need to become a member of the
* Browse the Information manuals section and decide which manual you
* Most people prefer the Mediterranean tortoise (spur thighed and
Herman's) these are one of the easier species to keep. Most
of us will remember these tortoises from our childhood and
thankfully the importation of these tortoises were banned in the
* Read the Information you receive carefully. If at any time you
need help or want to ask any questions, please contact us, we are
here to help.
you have your set up ready e.g. Basking Lamp with access to an
outdoor area or a secure garden, you are almost there.
photographic evidence and a letter explaining your understanding
of how to care for that species - Diet, temperatures, and the need
to hibernate. Once we receive this letter we will contact you.
When you foster a tortoise from us, we ask that you stay a
member of the society for as long as you have the tortoise in your
care. We request a minimum donation of
£50.00 to cover the cost
of administration and vets fees. All re-homed tortoises must be
kept as per our guidelines, which are explained in all our care
manuals. Our policy is not to mix different species or sexes,
please bare this in mind if you are already a tortoise owner. We
ask that all tortoises that have been re-homed be brought to one
of our open days at least once per year, for a health check.
reserve the right to withdraw any tortoise from a foster
home at any time, in the event of failure of any one point raised
in the above fostering policy.
Good luck and please contact us
firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help.