The Sussex Chelonian Society is a welfare society for keepers of tortoises, turtles and terrapins living in, and around, the Sussex Area. We produce three magazines a year and hold regular clinics for health checks and advice on caring for your pets.

Latest News

Ardingly 2014

The Sussex Chelonian Society and Tortoise World would like to thank all members who popped by to see us at the 2013 Ardingly shows we had lots of new members sign up and got loads of support, we will be there again this year and the next show is the Small Holders Show on the 5th and 6th of July 2014 at the Ardingly show grounds

Clinics 2015

The ever popular clinics will continue to run on the last Sunday of each month we ask that you please confirm your visit via phone a week in advance.

To see the Services offered at the clinic please see our Services page.

How to become a member

If you would like to join up as a member please feel free to print off a membership form and send it to us at The Sussex Chelonian Society via the PO Box address above, please also include your £10 payment for annual subs (all cheques can be made payable to The Sussex Chelonian Society).
Should you wish to receive a welcome pack via post we ask that you kindly include a large S.A.E.(stamped addressed envelope)
If you have any questions please feel free to call Sheila on the Society phone number.

Tortoise Safe Garden Plants/Weeds

Our book "Tortoise Safe Garden Plants/Weeds" has been a huge hit with members and went down a storm at Ardingly, you can request a copy by phone, post or at a clinic for the price of £5

Tortoise Safe Garden Plants and Weeds Cover

This pictorial book covers a wide range of safe european plants/weeds available to pick in and around our gardens. It also includes the poisonous plants that are unsafe foods for our tortoises.

Tortoise Safe Garden Plants and Weeds Content