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    Question about the 4 inch turtle law and online pet stores/breeders

    Yes. Only like every single case they ever prosecute. The law doesn't make it a violation to buy them, unless you were buying like a car load of them and transporting them across state lines for resale or something. Then you'd be commercial and dealing in interstate commerce of prohibited items...
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    Question about the 4 inch turtle law and online pet stores/breeders

    They can't "get around it" that way. That's not a defense. It just means they haven't gotten the attention of authorities yet, but if they do, that tactic wouldn't shield them from prosecution.
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    Question about the 4 inch turtle law and online pet stores/breeders

    I am a reptile wildlife rehabilitator and accredited animal control instructor for reptiles in Texas. I can answer this question. The answer is that much of what you're describing is NOT legal. It's against FDA/Health and Human Services code and carries a $1000 fine per turtle. I have been...
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    Puzzled

    Dormancy does very much affect immune function. You are correct. When a reptile is in hibernation/brumation, they are operating on minimal life support to conserve stored calories and hydration, and one of the systems that is largely shut down during this time is the immune system, and that's...
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    Puzzled

    I may be able to help. I'm a reptile wildlife rehabilitator, veterinary consultant, and a contributor to an exotic veterinary educational journal. I see and treat mostly land and aquatic Chelonians all year with everything from RI to fractured shells. It will require you joining my FB...
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    Did you happen to get any hard copies of The Crying Tortoise, and if so, any left?

    Did you happen to get any hard copies of The Crying Tortoise, and if so, any left?
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