Tortoise Insurance

Tortoise insurance with ExoticDirect can cover up to £2,500 worth of vet fees, death and theft. We also offer a vet fee only option.

Get a quote

What tortoise insurance policies do we offer?

Premier

  • Vet fee cover for accidental injury or illness up to £2,500 per policy period
  • Death cover from an accident, illness or injury
  • Theft, Fire and Weather perils cover

Essential

  • Vet fee cover for accidental injury or illness up to £2,500 per policy period

Basic

  • Death cover from an accident, illness or injury
  • Theft, Fire and Weather perils cover

We also offer a complimentary Lost and Found notification service meaning that we'll notify the National Theft Register should your pet be lost or stolen.

Request a no obligation quote

Alternatively you can call us on 0345 982 5505

Why is tortoise insurance so important?

You never know when your tortoise is going to require vet treatment. Illness and accidents - these things can happen. Sadly, vet treatment can quickly escalate, meaning cost dependent choices may need to be made. Pet insurance means that you can focus on the treatment your tortoise needs, rather than what you can afford.

You can also insure your tortoise for death and theft. Even with the best will in the world, tortoises can pass away, be lost or stolen. Insurance can help cover the financial loss at a very difficult time. Find out how to keep your tortoise secure in our article Keeping Tortoises Secure Outside.

How much does it cost to insure a tortoise?

It will cost you around £4 a month over 10 months to insure a £200 tortoise on our Basic policy.

What kind of claims do we receive?

Claims paid during 2016 have included:

  • £294 for a Spur Thighed tortoise suffering with Anorexia
  • £633 for a Leopard Tortoise suffering with Mycoplasma Pneumonia
  • £405 for a Horsefield Tortoise suffering with pink urine

Request a no obligation quote

Alternatively you can call us on 0345 982 5505

Why ExoticDirect?

  • We've been insuring exotic pets since 1996 - meaning that we have many years of experience when it comes to understanding the problems you may face as a pet owner
  • 93% of our customers renew their policies with us - demonstrating our commitment to customer service.
  • As a small team we can offer you a more personalised experience. We don't believe in large call centres, where you may not speak to the same person more than once.
  • We aim to process claims within 5 working days, offering you that extra peace of mind
  • We offer a (0% APR) Direct Debit scheme, meaning you can spread payments easily over 10 monthly installments.

Tortoises are one of the most popular exotic pets we insure, and we know that you love to read interesting information about them. We work with David Alderton Editor of Practical Reptile Keeping and John Hayward, to provide articles for you to enjoy.

Read about what food your tortoise can eat as part of a healthy diet in our article Tortoise food and diet advice

Why do Tortoises need calcium? Find out about the importance of this and D3 in our article Tortoise diet, calcium, Vitamin D3 and not eating

You may like this written by breeder Suzi Newsome: Tortoise care essentials

You may find this interesting: What are the Pros and Cons of purchasing pet insurance?

Find out more about insuring your Tortoise with us

Policy Benefits

Interest Free Direct Debit

You can easily spread the cost of your policy over 10 months with our interest free (0% APR) Direct Debit Scheme. We also offer a choice of 3 payment dates, so that you can pick which is best for you.

Suitable policies

We don’t believe in one size fits all policies, as these aren’t best for your pet or your budget. Our policy cover is designed to be suitable for your pet type. All you need to do is decide the level of cover you require.

Peace of mind

We're proud to hold an 80% policy renewal rate - meaning our customers continue to enjoy peace of mind against unexpected vet fees, pet mortality and theft.

5 day claims turnaround

We aim to process claims within 5 days of receipt, so that you’re not left waiting for a claim decision at a difficult time.

Recent Claims

  • Bearded Dragon - Jaw Abscess - £410
  • Burmese Python - Anorexia - £796
  • Green Iguana - Stomatitis - £313
  • Leopard Tortoise - Mycoplama Pneumonia - £633
  • White Cockatoo - Respiratory Problems - £468
  • Ferret - Renal Insufficiency - £256
  • Skunk - Fractured Left Femur - £1062