Tortoise Insurance

Choose our tortoise insurance to cover up to £2,500 of vet fees; death and theft cover also available. We can insure Horsefield, Hermann's, Spur Thighed, Marginated, Leopard and other tortoise types. We paid 97% of claims between 2017-2018.

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How much does it cost to insure a tortoise?

To insure your tortoise it can cost from around £4 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?

We're proud to offer the following:

  • We paid 97% of claims between 2017-2018
  • Only insurer to offer new cover for tortoises up to 50 years of age
  • We've been insuring exotic pets since 1996
  • UK call centre
  • There's no initial payment required on the Direct Debit scheme
  • 79% of our customers renew their policies with us
  • We can pay your vet directly
  • We offer a (0% APR) Direct Debit scheme with payments spread over 10 months

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

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’re friendly and knowledgeable. Check out our Feefo reviews.
  • We can pay your vet directly

What our customers say

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 piece 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

Tortoise care

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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.

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