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Tortoises
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Tortoises

Tortoises

At AlphaPet, we are seeing increasing numbers of tortoises as patients.
So much has changed in our knowledge of these fascinating pets who all have their own individual characters - they really do!
Once again, we have had a number of stray tortoises, most of which we have managed to reunite with their owners, but a couple we haven’t. Tortoises are great wanderers and will actively try to escape from gardens, so if you have a tortoise that is allowed outdoors, then we strongly recommend having them microchipped so that if they do stray and turn up somewhere, they can be easily and speedily reunited with you. We now have mini-microchips especially for smaller patients, so any tortoise over 10cm in length can be microchipped.
Charlie Sampson RVN and Sue Eaton RVN both have tortoises of their own and run our pre-and post-hibernation checks at West Meads and Birdham. These checks only cost £10 but you will get a wealth of advice and information to help keep your tortoise fit and healthy.
May is Tortoise Awareness month at AlphaPet and the cost of tortoise health checks with Charlie or Sue will be even better value at just £7.50!