About Us

We are passionate about what we do best, building handmade, custom tortoise tables here in Hull, North East UK. We have very many happy customers and even more happy tortoises living in our tortoise habitats.

We can make any custom built Tortoise Table to a customers specifications, just
email us with your requirements.

Here are a sample of some of the tortoise tables made and sold by Happy Tortoise Habitat



  1. Picked up our new horsefield tortoise today and was really happy with the reptile. Was very impressed with the build quality and materials used in the deluxe table and starter set we purchased (far better and also much lower cost than a flat pack one), and the gent in the shop is very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

  2. Received my tortoise table today very pleased with it and my little tortoise Toby settled in straight away. Excellent quality and would recommend this site to any one thinking of buying a table. Thank you

  3. I would like to thank you so much iam delighted with our 226 deluxe tortoise table made to a fantastic standard so so happy I would highly recommend you’s thanks again Bernadette.

  4. Extremely happy with my new tortoise table, the quality of the house is superb. My Herman tortoise CJ loves her new home, highly recommended, thank you.

  5. Hello,
    I spoke to you at the weekend. We inherited Timmy a Hermann’s tortoise from my granddad and we believe he is 80 plus years old.
    What is the smallest tortoise table he could use?
    It is only a temporary solution as he has lived outdoors all his life, but we just renovated his enclosure to increase the size and we moved his winter home, so am worried he will be cold at night as the hole he dug himself is not there. I just want to bring him in at night to warm him up and don’t feel that the cardboard box is that safe.
    You did suggest a 299? I think? If I ordered today, what is the quickest it can get to me? I am based in Surrey.
    Kind Regards,
    Clare 07894 262 600

  6. Hi, Apologies for not coming back to you sooner. My tortoise table arrived very quickly (thank you) and is very well made. My tiny tortoise appears to be quite happy in his/her new home. I would thoroughly recommend Happy Tortoise products, and would certainly use them again.

  7. Thank You so much for our beautiful tortoise house Ken! It’s very well made and we are sure that our new tortoise will love it. It was delivered very quickly as well!
    Lena and Michael

  8. Just received our new tortoise table which delighted us with its careful workmanship and finish and which also delighted Leretta our young Hermann’s tortoise. She was so thrilled with her new indoor habitat that she spent ages just strolling around it, examining every nook and cranny with evident interest. She and we think it is absolutely perfect and represents excellent value too.

  9. I have three tortoise tables from HappyTortoiseHabitats and they are absolutely perfect. They are well-made and, fortunately, not flat-pack. Torts like them too :–)


  10. Just to say thank you for our two tortoise’s and such well made tortoise table. The tortoise’s have settled in well , they are eating and drinking fine, We have named them Flash and Tank. I would like to say to anyone who is thinking about getting a tortoise or a table, then I would definitely recommend you go to Ken and Ellie. “A big thank you to you both”

  11. Hi Ken, Sorry in the delay in replying to you re. our tortoise table… Well !!!! Harold is now in residence & loving every minute. The workmanship in the making of the tortoise table is outstanding, delivery excellent & your help & advise amazing! THANK YOU so much for making Harold’s life so much more comfortable & roomy.
    If anyone needs a home for their tortoise Ken is the man to contact. EXCELLENT.

  12. Hi Ken,

    Just spoken to you about delivering a tortoise and table to Warrington (Cheshire). This is just so you have my email! I ll call you once we ve paid the balance. Many thanks, Sonia

  13. What lovely people Ken And Ellie are. They could not of been more helpful. I now have my tortoises in there new home. They have settled very well. I highly recommend anybody thinking of getting a tortoise to speak to these lovely people first. My grand daughters have named the tortoises Doris and Vera. Thank you so much. Karen

  14. Had our tortoise table delivered today!! Made to a fantastic standard really pleased!! Communication between myself and ken was outstanding.
    Thank u ken x

  15. Dear Ken
    Thank you for our lovely tortoise table we had model 299 which arrived today 5/8/2013.
    It is so strong and well made well worth the money.
    My 2 tortoises will love their new bedroom tonight.
    Thanks Ken

  16. Just like to say i received the tortoise table today. It is great just as i wanted it. Thanks for all your hard work ken x

  17. Just want to say a massive thank you :)
    Couldn’t have asked for 2 nicer people that gave us great advice and its very obvious that both Ken & his wife genuinely do care about the tortoises they sell (unlike most let shops).

    Our tortoise table was made exactly to the specification we needed & is the highest quality with a very professional finish. Not forgetting the gorgeous little tortoise himself, (still remaining nameless as we’ve only had him a week & keep changing our mind) we were able to choose from quite a few & now we’ve got him home its very clear the amount of love & attention he’s been given as he’s a little character that’s extremely tame & loves his head being rubbed :)

    Would honestly recommended Happy Tortoise Habitats to anyone considering owning a tortoise.
    Thanks again for all your help !

  18. Just want so say a massive thank you. Your service has been amazing and you were extreamly helpfull and answered all the questions I had. The quality and prices of the tables are excellent. If I need anything else I know where to come. Many thanks again lee.

  19. we live in Ireland and collected our 2 tortoises while on holiday. the tortoise table was made to our size by ken really solid and well made our tortoises seem so much happier than ones we looked at in our local suppliers which were all living in vivarium .They are real characters and love exploring all the areas of their table ken made they seem to particularily like moving from the heat light area to the cooler areas through the day something they can not do in a vivarium. We collected the tortoises and table from ellie who gave us all the advise on caring for timmy and tilly . I would fully recommend happy tortoise and ken and ellie to anyone considering a tortoise as a pet.

  20. Ken provided excellent advice in determining the right tortoise table for our Herman’s tortoise. Ken produced a large version (6′ x 3′) of one of one of his designs and it really is a quality product. Built to schedule and delivered on schedule, too.
    I cannot recommend his work highly enough – great job and happy tortoise.

  21. We picked Tiddles and her new home up a month ago now, left it a bit to comment to wait and see how she settled in and she has settled in lovely. So, so happy we didn’t go to a pet shop for her and travelled to Hull to pick her up!! They are so well looked after and you can tell that there is a lot of love and affection for the tortoises and the homes they build, we were made to feel so welcome and no question was a stupid question.

    I would, and have, recommended these to anyone and everyone.

    Thank you so much :-)

  22. I ordered the table just over a week ago, from the moment I ordered the tortoise table Ken emailed me to let me know when he could get it ready and delivered for.
    The table itself is built to an impeccable standard, very sturdy and well finished.
    Excellent and personal service, I would recommend to anyone.

    Thanks again.

  23. Thank you so much ken for our wonderful surprise Christmas gifts Otis, Dorothy and two beautifully made tables.
    Even the reptile courier was wonderful…what a fantastic service!

  24. So so happy with my new tortoise table. Gave Ken some quite awkward measurements, but he did an absolutely brilliant job. A lovely high standard of handy work – and now my tortoises couldn’t be happier. I would definitely recommend HappyTortoiseHabitats to anyone who has tortoises :)

    • Took delivery of my new tortoise table today , it’s well made and perfect , just one question do I need to varnish it or anything befor Harry and Sid take residence or can they move straight in?
      Thank you for all the good advice you gave me .


  25. We have now had Reg since christmas and could not have had a better experience.Ken and Elliee were really helpful and the quality of our table means that Reg takes center stage in our front room .Every one who visits wants to take him home .He has settled in and his personality is coming out every day.

  26. Dear Ken,

    Thank you so much for rushing my order through for a 299 model tweaked to my own specifications. We received it this afternoon and I am sure our new pair of Hermann girls will be very happy,
    The advice given was great and the product was made to a very high quality.

    Thanks again Ken.

  27. I just wanted to say a big ‘Thank you’ to Ken and his wife for making us feel so welcome on the weekend in between Chritsmas and New Year when we came to collect our very friendly and healthy Tortoise Theo. The advice given was very helpful and the Table supplied was solid and well made. Our daughters are extremely happy with Theo who seems to have settled in very well. Very happy customers!!

  28. Having purchased 2 new tortoises from supposedly leading supplier they refused to sell us a tortotoise table and insisted on a vivarium starter kit. As a result we almost cooked our tortoises as thay did not include a dimming thermostat for the heatlamp which I purchased locally for £60. We contacted Happy Tortoise who recmmmended table 299 which included a bulb holder and mount and told us to locally purchase a UVB 100w heatlamp ( £40 – 60 for the only one on the market with a 1 year guarantee all the others are 6 months ) and that would be fine, no heat mats, tubes or infared bulbs would be required. We orded the table 299 which we were told would take 1 week due to high demand, It arrived and WOW! it is made of thick wood and screwed together nicely. I connected the UVB bulb I purchased separately to it and put some soil sand mix and some slate inside and put the tortoisees in. Talk about Happy Tortoises they are now more active and have more floor area than a vivarium and even have a closed section filled with shredded paper that they sleep in. Thank you for providing a suitable environment for our tortoises. Please do not waste money on vivarium kits for tortoises as they heat up like ovens and have little floor area for roaming. I regret the month we had our tortoises in the vivarium and Iam angry at being given such bad advice from a internet company pretending to be a centre for tortoises but is a pet shop when you turn up and strongly recommends vivariums when they even sell tortoise tables which however are covered chipboard and cost double the price! This table is well built and finished from real wood and not chipboard and should fit our tortoises for 10 years. Buy with confidence and phone for advice before purchase which is kindly given. It’s nice to deal with down to earth people who don’t want to rip you off and actually make the tables! Thank you again! All the best, David.

  29. Thank you for my lovely table my tortoise’s love it. fantastic quality, excellent advice and would highly recommend to anyone. Keep up the amazing work :)

  30. If you need help with a tortoise start here!

    My husband came home with a horsefield tortoise. When searching the web for information on the care and environment there was so much conflicting information it was totally unhelpful. We wanted to keep it outside as much as we could, went to a specialist pet shop who advised vivariums then I found Ken!

    Ken advised that what we had outside would suffice until later in the year then Dave our tortoise would need to come in. He gave me advice on hibernation, substrate and care as i was by this time totally confused. I picked a table out and he even advised me that a smaller and cheaper table would suffice. Just phoned as I didn’t realise I needed to buy the bulb for the lamp and wanted to make sure I bought the right one and again he advised me to get it in Asda as it is much cheaper than the pet shop!

    The table is fantastic, well made and would recommend to anyone!

    Ken you are a star – many thanks for all your hep!

  31. Superb well made tortoise table, reasonable cost, excellent shipping time. What can I say! Great all round experience. Thank you.

  32. Sorry it has taken me a little while to contact you regarding the Tortoise
    Table you made for us a couple of weeks ago. We have been trying to decide on the right substrate to use and only collected it yesterday, so last night was the first time we had actually unpacked the table. At 5ft long it is a fairly decent size and I must say it is very well made, I personally was delighted with it.

    However, my opinion counts for little, the big test is what my wife thinks of it, and, more importantly how Paddy (the tortoise) would react to it. My wife thinks it is absolutely brilliant and Paddy has taken to his new enlarged home with what seems like real excitement. So Ken, thank you very much for a great job made to our sizing as requested
    and delivered very quickly. We wish you much success.

  33. Our table arrived today and I just wanted to say a massive thank you! It’s fantastic, Tilly and Henry are going to be very comfortable in their new home.

  34. Table arrived today just a week after placing delivery……….it’s fantastic, a very professional job for a lot less than you would pay in the shops. The free delivery is an added bonus. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone who wants a quality table. Thank you.

  35. So happy with the service and my table , I’m re housing an RSPCA tortoise and he will be so pampered in new home , thankyou .

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