Tortoise Insurance

Choose our tortoise insurance to cover up to £2,500 of vet fees, death and theft. Vet fee cover only and death and theft cover only is also available.

We can insure Horsefield, Hermann's, Spur Thighed, Marginated, Leopard and other tortoise types.

We paid 97% of pet insurance claims between 2017-2018

Winner of the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award 2019

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How much does tortoise insurance cost?

To insure your tortoise it can cost from around £4 a month over 10 months. This is based on our Basic policy covering death and theft, for a tortoise costing £200.

The cost depends on the cover level you choose, the cost of your tortoise and how many tortoises you insure.

Why choose ExoticDirect?

We're proud to offer the following:

  • We've won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award 2019. And our customers have awarded us 4.4/5 stars on Feefo for customer experience. Check out our customer reviews on Feefo
  • We specialise in exotic pets - and have been doing so since 1996
  • Only insurer to offer new cover for tortoises up to 50 years of age
  • Only insurer to cover multiple tortoises on a policy

  • We have a friendly UK based call centre

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During 2018 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

What our customers say

Our customers score us 4.4/5 for customer experience and we have dozens of reviews. Read our reviews here.

"Straight forward, easy to understand."

5 star review received via Feefo, January 2019 - thanks to Mr Kenneth Watson

"An insurance broker you can trust! Finally an insurance broker with integrity - I had no claims last year and my renewal premium remained the same - first class customer service!"

Anonymous review via Feefo, November 2018.

Never had any problems and always really helpful when I phone! Definitely nice to have peace of mind with our tortoise as well.

Anonymous review via Feefo, November 2018.

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Alternatively you can call us on 0345 982 5505

Did you know we can pay your vet directly? Simply ask your vet if they're happy to accept direct payments.

Tortoise care

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

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