Having undertaken numerous excursions into the natural habitats of European tortoises and turtles, nature has become the standard after which I have been trying to model their environment and diet.

I have been engaged in this marvellous hobby for over forty years.

The pictures you find on this site have been taken in the wild, and I trust you will enjoy browsing through and studying them. But most of all, continue to enjoy your favourite tortoises!


Welcome to the Testudo-Farm



As a matter of principle, keeping wild animals in captivity should always be based on how they live in the wild. This is the only way to ensure that our tortoises live their lives according to their species' natural requirements.

On this homepage of mine, I describe the natural habitats and ways of life of European tortoises.



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