Tortoise Insurance

Get a quote to insure your tortoise. We can cover up to £2,500 of vet fees, death from an accidental injury or illness and theft.

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How much does it cost to insure a tortoise?

To insure your tortoise it will cost from around £12 a month over 10 months. The cost depends on the cover level you choose, the cost of your tortoise and how many tortoises you insure.

Why choose ExoticDirect?

Sadly there's no NHS for pets meaning tortoise owners can get faced with high vet bills.

During 2017 we helped dozens of tortoise owners, paying claims such as £952 for a Sulcuta tortoise with a luxated hip joint and £975 for a Leopard tortoise suffering with gastrointestinal issues

  • We've been insuring exotic pets since 1996 and are the only UK insurer of tortoises
  • There's no initial payment required on the Direct Debit scheme
  • 79% of our customers renew their policies with us
  • We aim to process claims within 5 working days
  • We can pay your vet directly
  • We offer a (0% APR) Direct Debit scheme with payments spread over 10 months

Making a claim with ExoticDirect

If you do need to make a claim, we try and make things as easy as possible for you:

  • You can get a claim form from our website
  • We aim to turn claims around within five working days
  • We’re a UK based team, with friendly knowledgeable advisers
  • We can pay your vet directly

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Alternatively you can call us on 0345 982 5505

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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 a 79% renewal rate, demonstrating the value our insurance holds for our customers.

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

  • Degu - Lump - £413
  • Dwarf Lop Rabbit - Glaucoma - £766
  • Polecat Ferret - Anorexia and Lethargy - £522
  • Bearded Dragon - Respiratory Infection - £668
  • Blue & Gold Macaw - Aspergillosis - £1135
  • Hermanns Tortoise - Post Hibernation Anorexia - £1405
  • Corn Snake - Peritonitis - £350