ISO Aldabra or Galapagos tort

Caylipessin

New Member
Joined
May 10, 2024
Messages
4
Location (City and/or State)
Lago Vista, Tx
Hey there! I am in search of adopting or purchasing either an Aldabra or Galapagos tort. I am experienced tortoise keeper with a colony of sulcatas and I just purchased 40 acres and would like a larger species to join my collection. (Obviously in very separate areas of the property)
Please let me know if you hear of any available.
 

Markw84

Well-Known Member
10 Year Member!
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Jan 17, 2012
Messages
5,092
Location (City and/or State)
Sacramento, CA (Central Valley)
An aldabra would be much easier to find as you can buy from anyone. A few good breeders in Florida, and some import and sell that are good. Galapagos have to be from someone who bred it in your state. There are 2 that I know of off hand. I believe Jerry Fife is now producing them again. Check some forum groups online.
 

SinLA

Well-Known Member
Tortoise Club
Joined
Apr 19, 2022
Messages
2,248
Location (City and/or State)
Los Angeles
I should add - I am not recommending buying from a breeder off craigslist, always much better to go to a breeder whose reputation you know and this group could attest to.

But you may be able to find a rescue on CL, it has happened before. THough mostly its people just trying to make a buck because they see they are "expensive"
 

wellington

Well-Known Member
Moderator
10 Year Member!
Tortoise Club
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
50,494
Location (City and/or State)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Honestly I see alabra's on CL with shocking regularity. I think I just saw one the other day I'll see if i can find it:

Missouri : https://stlouis.craigslist.org/for/d/saint-louis-aldabra-tortoise/7745301817.html
Yeah there are usually aldabras available here and there but never seen them for adoption.
Usually I think people get them just to raise them up a few years so they can double or triple their money. They go up about two thousand about every 2-4 inches of growth it seems.
 

wellington

Well-Known Member
Moderator
10 Year Member!
Tortoise Club
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
50,494
Location (City and/or State)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
I have seen on this forum once someone trying to rehome so I’m just shooting my shot before purchasing one.
Yes, a while back there was one, but it wasn't for free if it's the same one I know of. Another member purchased that one.
 

New Posts

Top