Kitsch Pets? Our New Tortoise

The ultimate in retro pets, The Tortoise.

Surprisingly good craic as a pet. This is a 4 year old male Greek Tortoise, who I bought 'second-hand' on Gumtree, along with his home which comprises of a special aquarium with heat & UV lamps.

Many people have asked me aren't they illegal these days, but no, along with their import papers they are still legal in the UK, if a little tricky to come by.

My own Mum had a tortoise when she was six, although back then they were just kept in the backyard would've told today's versions that heatlamps are for wimps.

We've also set up an oxymoronical Tortoise Run in the back garden.

He's called Travis and loves peas.