About The Abovereptiles

About The Abovereptiles

The Shay Pet is our specialist tortoise department.

shay Pet Centre is a family run business that has been serving the people of Essex for over 40 years.

Since the 2017 we have been successfully breeding many different species of tortoise and are well known as one of the World top tortoise breeders and suppliers.

We are involved in many C.I.T.E.S approved breeding projects around the world producing high-quality captive bred tortoises such as Sulcatas, Leopards, Red-Foots, Sri-Lankan and Indian Stars.

We also supply other species of tortoise such as Hermanns, Marginated, Horsfields, and Spur-Thighed tortoises.

Our shop and online store offer a full range of tortoise table and vivarium starter kits, food and accessories to keep your tortoise in peak condition and by your side for many years to come.

Our shop in Essex also offers a wide selection of animals such as exotic birds, reptiles, and pets along with all the supplies you need to keep them happy and healthy.


We love to talk to tortoise with other pet owners and are always happy to offer free advice. If you ever want to pop in, you’re always welcome!

We’re open 7 days a week , even on bank holidays(except Christmas, New Year and Easter).Our opening hours are…

Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 4pm
Bank Holidays: 9am – 2pm


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All baby tortoises and turtles arrive with health guaranteed, via UPS or FedEx Overnight. abovereptiles ships in heated or cooled insulated boxes.