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Transport & Delivery

Collection

You are very welcome to come and visit me in person when you make the decision to buy one of my tortoises, as this gives you the opportunity to meet me, to see how I keep all my tortoises, discuss any questions that arise and to see and handle my youngsters to help you choose your tortoise.

If you use public transport I am happy to collect and return you to our local train station (which is Hedge End).

Of course in this digital age I can forward high quality photos to enable you to choose a tortoise and I will always guide you as to which ones are the most lively to help fine-tune your choice (getting them to stay still for a photo is usually the main challenge!) for delivery to your home and I am happy to arrange this if I can.

Delivery in person

I am based in Southampton, Hampshire, my parents live in Poole, Dorset and my sister in Davenham, Cheshire so it is possible for me to safely transport my tortoises to these locations on family visits for collection there (or at suitable motorway services or meeting place along my route) by prior agreement, for a nominal charge.

However if you are too far away, or unable to travel, I do have access to an excellent specialist DEFRA-registered reptile courier. He currently (as of January 2017) charges £45 to deliver tortoises to most of England and up to £75 to deliver to Scotland - it all depends on the distance involved.

Please contact me with your postcode to enable me to obtain a quote if you require this service.
Payment where delivery is agreed must be made in full in advance and delivery would be on a date and at a time that was mutually convenient.

info@startortoiseuk.co.uk