We are open for collections and deliveries only. 




Our shop is only open for collections and deliveries. 

We are not open for browsing at this time.

We are open normal hours for collection. 

For tortoise collections, we are allowing 1 person to enter the shop to choose your tortoise. Please bring photo ID to match the order.

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.


Our tortoises are delivered by Walkers Transport to your chosen address in England, Wales and Scotland (South of Aberdeen) every Thursday and every Friday North of Aberdeen.

If you live in Ireland, our tortoise delivery is every Thursday to a pickup point of your choice. Please see Delivery Info page for addresses.


We’re the same tortoise centre you know and love, but we’ve just updated our website to a new, mobile-friendly site to make it even easier to order supplies for your tortoise.

The Tortoise Centre is the specialist tortoise section in Wilton Pet Centre based in Bowers Gifford, Basildon, Essex. We are a family run business that has been in our current location for 40 years.

We specialise in the sale of high-quality, UK captive bred tortoises and everything you need to keep them fed, sheltered and warm.

We have a well-stocked shop that we’d love you to visit and an online shop for those who can’t make it to us.