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Cosy Tortoises

Innovative Tortoise Housing, Shop, Tortoise Boarding, Ideal Set-Up and Care Information - Established 2007

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March Newsletter is here!


Our March newsletter is now here!


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Useful tortoise information and interesting tortoise facts.


This months highlights

  • waking from hiberna…

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Cosy Tortoises Tortoise Boarding Service

Cosy Tortoises offers a dedicated boarding service for tortoises.  Providing specialist tortoise housing with access to a heat-lamp connected to dimmer thermostat. Tortoises will be provided with UV light for 12 hours per day. The appropriate UV level specific to the tortoise species will be provid…

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Grow your own Tortoise Food - Available to buy easily via our Shop!

The Cosy Tortoises Shop is our new easy way to buy Grow your own Tortoise Food Seeds

New exciting Herb collection and Herb mixes available!

See the Grow your own Tortoise Food section in the Shop

The Cosy Tortoises Shop has a secure payment method

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Alternatively, you can order your Gro…

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Calcium Dust now in stock

Cosy Tortoises Calcium dust now in stock. 

Calcium is an essential part of a tortoises diet, to ensure good bone and shell growth throughout a tortoises life.  Especially important for healthy egg development in females.  Sprinkle over food regularly or ground where your tortoises graze and …

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Heating for Tortoises

Heating for Tortoises


Tortoises are cold blooded reptiles and therefore cannot generate heat in their bodies.  They require a heat source in order to be active and thrive.


In their natural habitats tortoises source of heat is from the sun.   Some people think that the top of a to…

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Outdoor Tortoise Runs available in a range of custom colours

This Outdoor Tortoise Run was painted with Willow Paint as requested by a customer.

This is an Add-on Run was intended to fit onto an All-Season House.  So the end panel is missing and one top is slightly shorter to fit in front of the house.

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Custom Large Windows House - NEW! Designed with a customer

Custom Large Window All-Season House

The price for this set-up is £1800. A custom made order. For more details please contact Cosy Tortoises.


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Refrigeration Hibernation for Tortoises

Refrigeration Hibernation for Tortoises


Refrigeration hibernation is a method that has been used for many years amongst tortoise keepers.


There are both advantages and disadvantages using the refrigeration method.


Refrigeration hibernation can provide a constant temp…

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Simple Hibernation Tips for Tortoises

Simple Hibernation Tips for Tortoises:



Hibernation is a natural and essential part of a tortoises’s life.


Not all tortoises can be hibernated.  Tropical tortoises such as Redfoots, Indian Stars and several African species must not be hibernated because they don’t need to in…

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Large Custom Tortoise Table

Large Custom Tortoise Table with removable front polycarbonate window.  Dimensions 1 m x 1.4 m.  Please contact us for further information.


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Custom Tortoise Table on Wheels

Custom Tortoise Table on Wheels made to any size.


All-season house on a decking?

Why not have your All-season house on the decking? Customer photo showing All-season House with small tortoise door in front of the small tortoise entrance. Ramp not shown in photo.


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Custom Natural Ground House with Greenhouse-style Run

Natural Ground Houses

Natural Ground Houses are a good way to provide a more natural habitat to encourage burrowing and egg-laying. For species who prefer higher humidity, you can just moisten the soil or sand easily with this set-up. The house is unaffected with good quality paint inside and out, as well as waterproof e…

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Rear View- Small All-Season House with Sage Colour

Small All-Season House showing Sage colour

Cosy Tortoises offer a number of colours for the All-season House range.  The photo shows Sage colour.

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New All-Season House Flat Pack Delivery Service

All of our Tortoise Houses are sent fully assembled on a pallet. If you have access issues flat pack tortoise houses (in about 6 pieces) may be better for you. There is a small additional charge due to extra wood. Please contact us for more details. Minimal assembly required.

Mega Mix Grow your Own Tortoise Food

Mega Mix Grow your Own Tortoise Food available from Cosy Tortoises. Have a look at our website for more details and prices.

Add an Automatic Door for Your Tortoise

Add an Automatic Door to a Cosy Tortoises All-Season House with Sunroom. No electricity needed. Price for the Automatic Door is £250.00

Photo of Cosy Tortoises All-Season House from previous customer

Photo of Cosy Tortoises All-Season House from previous customer.

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