Tortoise Hotel

Boarding, Health Care & Hibernation

  • Indoors overnight & in poor-weather

  • Outdoors all day

  • Enriched with basking ramps & pools

  • Varied healthy diet

  • Any special needs cared for

  • Worming advice & faeces testing

  • All under the care of vet Dr Emily

15 minutes off M20 -en route to the continent

TORTOISE SANCTUARY 
Rehabilitation * Education * Conservation

Boarding

Short Stay (under 10 days) £45 Summer / £60 Winter 

Medium Stay (up to 3 weeks) £85 Summer / £100 Winter

Long Stay (up to 12 weeks) £120 Summer / £160 Winter

Super Stay (6 months) £185 Summer / £265 Winter

50% rate for a second enclosure

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climbing and caves

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Your tortoise will have a lovely holiday here on the farm! They'll have an indoor enclosure for overnight and bad weather and then an outdoor run for sunbathing & grazing.

We'll feed them their usual diet at home, plus some of our homegrown tortoise plants & salads.

Cost is per enclosure, at least 3-4 adults will fit in one run. If they need to be separate, extra enclosures are 50% discount.

  • 10% UVB lamps & Temperature controlled basking lamps

  • Daily baths & outdoor pools

  • Optimum nutrition - 100% organic

  • Health check & worming whilst here £18.50

  • Microchipping whilst here £12.50

Hibernation

£185 four-month stay 

£25 extra Tort in same pod 

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fridge hibernation

usually eating within 48 hours of wake up

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fridge hibernation

Bottles act as a thermal-store to buffer temperature changes

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Full Winter Hibernation Service: 

Our hibernating Torts stay for 4-6 months overwinter, timings to suit their owners:

  • for 2 weeks: settling in, vet-check, worm egg-count

  • next 3 weeks: wind down - activity slowly reduced

  • then 6-10 weeks: hibernation 

  • final 2-6 weeks: wake up 

Winter of 2022 to 2023: please book by September '22

If energy prices remain high we will need to add a £15 surcharge to help us keep the Torts warm & toasty

Hospitalisation

£6.50 / day

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Bandaging and wound care

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Oral treatments & tube feeding

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Hospital-Pod isolated for biosecurity:

12% UVB & Temperature controlled

Daily baths & quality diet

All required treatments administered:

  • Tube feeding

  • SC / IM / IV Injections

  • Intra-nasal or nebulized medications

  • Oesophagostomy Tube Maintenance

  • Wound care & dressing changes

  • Regular updates sent to your vet 

Post Hibernation Boost: book your Tort in for a 14 day post-hibernation boost - supportive feeding, reptoboost baths, and high UVB lighting £65.00

Health Checks & Worming

£45, £15 extra Torts

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tortoise mouth

full examination

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weighing

weight check

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worm eggs

worming if needed

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Ideal pre-hibernation and for beak rasping :

  • Clinical examination

  • Weight check

  • Faeces microscopy

  • Worming if required

  • Beak or nail filing if required

  • Microschip scanned

Vet Emily can do this as a day-trip - she'll need your tortoise for a whole day to give time for the faecal analysis.

 
 
 

Tortoises for Re-Homing

All our tortoises have homes at the moment - any for rehoming will be added as soon as they are ready.

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Orlestone Farm Tortoise Sanctuary