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#1 Guest_Melgy_*

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:28 PM

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 09-06-08 AT 04:42 PM (GMT)]Hello
My partner works for the rspca and found a tortoise which knowone has claimed , i already have a herman tortoise and i think this one is a horesfield, does anyone know if i can out them together or if they should be seperated?
Plus does anyone know if i need to get a license for the tortoise we have found?

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 10:58 PM

Hi, re putting them together - I personally wouldn't. Different species carry different pathogens so to mix them could cause health problems. Your choice, but not recommended.

You won't be able to get a licence for it now as they are issued at birth. Without knowing his or her background it would be impossible to get one. You could ring DEFRA for advice - I may be wrong! Also it depends on the breed as not all breeds have to have licences. They are not proof of ownership so they are not issued willy-nilly as such.

Can you post any photo's?

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:23 PM

Thanks Dawn really appreciate the advice...I will get some phots but this may not for a couple of weeks so you can have a look cheers xxx

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