Jeff – Hermann’s Tortoise
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Introducing Jeff a lovely Hermanns tortoise. Jeff is a fun little character, he is speedy when he wants to be and thinks he is a dinosaur rather than a tortoise. He enjoys being groomed regularly with a toothbrush and also loves to be given treats; leafy greens are a particular favourite.

Pet Acting/Modelling Ability

Jeff has grown up around a young child and a dog. This socialisation means that Jeff is used to interacting with other animals and children and feels confident with them, therefore happy to be handled by anyone.

Jeff is happy to travel, as he loves new environments, they don’t phase him at all. He can be quite active when in a mood for a bit of adventure. He loves to explore, inspecting everything in sight.


Happy to be handled
Happy to wear clothes
Can work with children and adults
Fine working with other animals
Ability to be placed on/with objects as a prop
Comfortable travelling

Modelling experience

Jeff has featured as ‘Star of the Week’ in The Sun (28th April 2019) and has also featured in Take a Break magazine (6th June 2019).  He is a fan favourite on Instagram where he is known for dressing up and posing with a variety of props.  Recently, Jeff featured on BBC Bitesize providing guidance for interview techniques.

Tortoises In Media

Tortoises are a very unique animal to use in the media industry, they have been used by eHarmony in their television advertisement and also their iconography been used to represent Guinness in the past.

There are a lot of theories about tortoises as they are such a wise and peaceful creature. They are a symbol of longevity which is perfect for any brand to maintain identity. Tortoises are also considered a good luck symbol in feng-shui so could bring that charm to any sort of furniture advertisement.

Jeff would be the perfect pet model for stills photography shoots and fashion editorial, lifestyle shoots as he’s very easy to work with. He can also be used for product placement or prop due to his placid nature.