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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:07 pm
by alli_noelle
hi everyone. i'm from ottawa, ontario, and i'm intrested in getting either a land turtle (or tortise) or a red eared slider.

i've only seen RES at pet stores (actually, onnly one store), and never a land turtle. so i searched them on the internet, and the prices seemed a little extreme. is $250 for an ornate box turtle a realistic cost?

thanks, alli.

ps: if anyone from ottawa/ ontario has any locations as to where to get box turtles or tortises, please let me know![/quote]

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:53 pm
by Tenodera
Erm I'm sure if we're supposed to put where we can buy turtles from.


Have you tried a local reptile shelter?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:58 am
by steve
Only links to adoptions and re-homing organizations please! Links to turtle sellers and breeders will be deleted.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:29 am
by Starchick
Call around to wildlife rehabilitators, or try turtlehomes.org. I got my boxie from a rehabber, at any given time she has 50-100 turtles in her home, either in the process of recovery or waiting for homes. I'm not sure if these people can help you out but there is a turtle rescue in Ontario. http://www.turtleshelltortue.org/emergency/index.html

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:43 am
by jenaero
I got my 3toed box turtles for $350 each so $250 for an ornate sounds about right...maybe even on the cheap side. I ordered mine thru a large chain pet store.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:50 am
by RunninWideOpen
Wow, those prices seem extremely high to me. The boxies around here are for $40-$70, depending on age and sex. I paid $55ea for my baby 3-toeds.

But, I got both my ornates from a rescue organization for free.