Tortoise Information Evenings

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Tortoise Information Evenings

Our Tortoise Information Evenings usually occur once or twice a year, pre and post hibernation, around March and October. They are designed to give you information on how to care for your pet tortoise at these crucial times, plus how to keep you pet tortoise healthy throughout the rest of the year.

Chat to other tortoise owners and our tortoise specialists vet Ilse and vet nurse Jackie.

What To Expect at a Tortoise Information Evening

  • Weigh and measure your tortoise (very important pre-hibernation to ensure they are the correct weight to hibernate, and post-hibernation to ensure they haven’t lost too much weight)
  • Advice on how to hibernate your tortoise
  • What food to feed your tortoise
  • Supplements you can give
  • Equipment and temperature guidelines
  • And if you’re lucky, you may even get to take part in our Tortoise Quiz!

Can't Make The Date?

Come to see Ilse Pedler the week before or after the Tortoise Information Evening for a pre or post hibernation check for just £11.50.

pre and post hibernation tortoise health checks

We are not running a tortoise evening this Autumn, so book a Tortoise

Pre-Hibernation Check

October and November 2019

We are offering pre-hibernation tortoise checks with vet Ilse Pedler until the end of November 2019


Our pre-hibernation tortoise vet checks cost £11.50

How to Book

Call your local surgery to book an appointment with Ilse Pedler