Tortoise Pet Insurance
Having a tortoise as a pet is increasingly popular in the UK. An exotic, interesting pet full of character, tortoises tend to be much easier to look after than more common pets such as cats and dogs.
Whether you’ve owned a tortoise for several years or have just stepped foot into tortoise ownership, a tortoise pet insurance policy can help to protect you from unexpected bills from trips to the vet, or in the event of theft or death of your tortoise (different insurance policies will provide different levels of cover for these circumstances).
Do you need to insure a tortoise?
Whether you have one of the more common red-footed tortoises or yellow-footed tortoises, or the spur-thighed, Hermann’s, Indian Star or Leopard tortoise, pet insurance should be a serious consideration.
Like most types of pet insurance, insurance for a pet tortoise is not a legal requirement in the UK. However, with visits to the vet often proving to be costly (even if treatment is not required), an insurance policy can be a good way to mitigate the financial risk associated with your tortoise becoming injured or ill.
How much does it cost to insure a tortoise?
Tortoise insurance costs vary from provider to provider, driven largely by the following factors:
Is there an upper age limit for insuring a tortoise?
Most insurers will have both a lower and upper age range within which you can buy cover. However most insurers will continue to cover your tortoise beyond their upper limit, provided that continuous cover has been maintained.