Out of their shells...

Andover Advertiser: Out of their shells... Out of their shells...

TORTOISES and their owners attended a waking-up party.

Anton Vets, in Anton Mill Road, Andover, held the party on Saturday, to give the exotic pets a check-up following waking from hibernation.

And 160 tortoises of eight different species were brought to the clinic.

Vet John Chitty said: “They are useful events because we get the chance to do a health check, check weights and deworm.

We also scan females to check their ovaries because they get a lot of reproductive disease.

“The party works really well because a lot of owners have the chance to meet up and discuss their pets – there’s a lot of tortoise keeping experience being passed on, so ideal for new owners.”

The surgery’s 10th event will be held in October.

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2:11pm Sat 19 Apr 14

MissKelly says...

I am shocked how many were there !! I had no idea they were still so popular these days. Thought they were now extremely rare. Good to hear they're not.
I am shocked how many were there !! I had no idea they were still so popular these days. Thought they were now extremely rare. Good to hear they're not. MissKelly
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