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Desert Tortoise Adoption Application

The desert tortoise is a reptile needing an outdoor habitat with a few basic requirements. Please take time to read about tortoise requirements and tortoise care to learn if a tortoise is the right pet for you. Before sending in your application, please verify the following with a check mark:

Fields marked in red are required.

I understand the basic tortoise habitat requirements.
*"So You Want to Adopt a Tortoise?!".
*Desert Tortoises: Adoption and Care, especially pages 4-9.
*Creating a Tortoise Habitat to see examples of tortoise habitats.
*Habitat Checklist.

In my back yard

* Select a burrow type:

Contact Information (Must be 18 years old).
Of email and phone only one is required; not both.

* Best time for our appointment:

* Day of week:

What's next?

  1. Our Adoption Coordinator will contact you soon to arrange a Yard Consultation! During the Yard Consultation, the water dish, edible plants, and gate barriers, burrow placement and construction will be discussed. It's important to have everyone there who is involved in the decision making and construction. Please do not make any changes before we come.
    • If you live in Northern Nevada, we accomplish this through pictures.
  2. Your Adoption Representative will work with you step by step to prepare the habitat.
  3. When the habitat is ready, we will bring your tortoise! The remainder of the $75 Adoption Fee is due at that time. We'll talk about care and feeding, and teach you all about your new friend!