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Breeding licence
Posted: 20/05/2011 by yoda

Hi everyone,

I was wandering where do I get a licence to sell tortoises also do I need a licence/certificate per tortoise and if so how much on average do they cost? Is the lucky reptile incubator or exo terra incubator better and are they suitable for tortoise eggs? Finally does anyone know any rehoming/rescue centres for tortoises ?


Re: Breeding licence
Posted: 21/05/2011 by TPGDarren


The cost is 25 per each adult male tortoise. That is to say that if you had one male and three females who all laid eggs that hatched and you applied for the licenses at the same time - it would cost 25.00. You will need to have the parent tortoises licensed and microchipped first to enable an application to be made to Animal Health.

Here is a link to the application form:-


Re: Breeding licence
Posted: 03/10/2011 by kristien

how much would it be to get my tortoises licened and micro chiped?

Re: Breeding licence
Posted: 03/10/2011 by VivTPG

Hi, as Darren explained above the licence cost is 25. You would have to contact your nearest tortoise specialist vet to see how much they would charge to micro chip the torts.
Regards Vivienne

Re: Breeding licence
Posted: 08/11/2015 by shadow

If a tortoise from a pet store has a licence and is chipped does this mean it is safe to buy. Dont want to pay cash to anyone who could abuse an animal


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