Turtle Water Urn

  • Unique handmade design
  • 100% biodegradable
  • FREE next day delivery*


Turtle Water Urn

The Turtle Water Urn is a 100% biodegradable water urn that allows you to create a unique, meaningful ceremony. Crafted by hand by artisans in Mexico from recycled paper using non-toxic glues. These unique urns are fabulous.

Turtle water urns float for a short while before sinking. The time that the turtle takes to sink will depend on the weight of remains inside and local water conditions. The more ashes there are and the more turbulent the water the quicker the urn will sink.

Once the turtle sinks, it will biodegrade naturally over time. They are suitable for deeper water.

The turtle water urn sizes.

Extra Large size that will hold larger pets or two sets of ashes

Capacity: 3.3 Litres  (202 cubic inches),

Dimensions: 50cm x 46cm x 14cm ( 23W” x 18L” x 5.5H”)

Mini size that will hold two or three tablespoons of pet ashes

Capacity: 0.08 Litres (5 cubic inches),

Dimensions 23cm x 18cm 6cm (9W” x 7L” x 2.5H”)

The mini turtles are available in Natural and Newsprint. The Extra Large size is only available in Natural. The turtles are handmade, as such  the size, shape and color of each may vary. Newsprint turtles will vary considerably in appearance and will contain legible newspaper print.

The skilled artisans producing these beautiful turtles are paid a fair wage in local workshop environments. The purchase of a turtle will contribute to the preservation of a traditional local art form.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is it ok to keep your pet’s ashes?

Many people keep their pet’s ashes at home, some because they are not sure what to do with them, some because they are not yet ready to do something with them and some simply want to keep them close by, in the house.

Sometimes, very well meaning, friends will give advice such as ‘it’s time to move on’ or ‘you’ll feel better if you scatter/bury them’. You are the only one who will know how you feel about the loss of your pet. And only you will know when and if the time is right to do something, if ever, with their ashes.

Until then a simple scatter tube or beautiful urn will keep them safe.

Should I turn my pets ashes to jewellery?

As long as you have a teaspoon of your pet’s ashes you can create a beautiful and unique pendant, ring, earring, bracelet, charm or tie-pin from them. We work with some of Devon’s most talented jewellers to make stunning pet memorial jewellery. You can find out more here.

What type of pet urn is best for my pet’s ashes?

The most important thing to think about when choosing your pet urn is size. You need to make sure that your pet urn will hold all your pet’s ashes. You can read my article about correct sized pet urns here. Are you going to keep your pet’s ashes in your garden or your home? You can read about the different options here.

For garden urns you will find everything you need to know here. If you are keeping the urn indoors then you will need to decide what you is going to work best in your home. We have a wide range of pet urns to suit all homes and decor schemes.

How to overcome pet loss?

I wish I could tell you that you will overcome the loss of your pet in a year. But I can’t. Each pet loss is completely different. Each pet bereavement takes it’s own time and will vary in the intensity and the length of time to cope. There are lots of practical things that you can do to help yourself.

You can sign up to my 12 Step Pet Bereavement Guide

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