looking for any type of tortoise

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sugar

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Hello I'm from the los angeles area...Ive been doing research about tortoises here on the forum and decided to join... Also hoping to adopt any type of tortoise ...Russians,leopard's,redfoots or sulcata..hoping to add a new member to our family... Maybe someone in a bad situation and can't take care if theres..I checked out classafieds ads and prices are ridiculous!!..please email me if yours needs a home... [email protected]....

My parents bought us one when I was younger and we all loved him..so I've always loves tortoises..
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum...

You rarely find owners on here wanting to part with there tortoise or turtle, you may be better off checking with a local rescue or searching adds on craigslist...
 

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Welcome to the forum.

You may think that prices are ridiculous, but, that is the LEAST amount of money you will spend. Tortoises are very expensive to care for properly. There are many of us here that have thousands of dollars invested into our tortoises alone, not counting their housing and equipment.

Tortoises are also a lifetime commitment, so make sure that you are fully ready before you bring a new friend home!
 

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I'm aware of the cost of tortoises...but I would rather put money into there care...ppl over price them on the classafieds ads....I've done lots if research and I'm lieing to adopt one..
 

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I second what Kristina said. Getting your tortoise set up how you want is a very pricey task. I know im in the quadruplets money wise! oh and my sulcata cost me only 65 dollars of that. haha wouldnt change it for anything.
 

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Welcome to the forum, and you should look into adopting one. Thank the LORD for Everything. :D
 

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sugar said:
I'm aware of the cost of tortoises...but I would rather put money into there care...

Welcome! I have to agree, I would much rather be putting my money into my tortoises, unfortunately if you want a certain animal, that can't happen. You on the other hand are not being picky. I agree look into adoption. There are many places out there looking for folks to adopt. Be prepare that you may end up paying an "adoption fee" that is often as much or more then the cost of buying. BTW... welcome!
 

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Welcome to the forum! :) Just wondering... what happened to the tortoise you had when you were younger?
 

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Hi Sugar:

Welcome to the Tortoise Forum!!

May we know your name?

Contact one of the chapters of the California Turtle & Tortoise Club. They usually always have tortoises that are needing good homes.

http://www.tortoise.org/cttc/adoption.html
 

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Welcome....I think it is awesome you are looking to adopt/rescue....there have been a few threads even on this forum for tortoise looking for new home....and as Yvonne said Ca Turtle and Tortoise Club always have torts/turtles looking for a person to adopt :D
 

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Kristina said:
Welcome to the forum.

You may think that prices are ridiculous, but, that is the LEAST amount of money you will spend. Tortoises are very expensive to care for properly. There are many of us here that have thousands of dollars invested into our tortoises alone, not counting their housing and equipment.

Tortoises are also a lifetime commitment, so make sure that you are fully ready before you bring a new friend home!

Welcome, and well said Kristina!
 

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African torts are good for southern cal because it is hot and some what humid here sometimes and a baby and adopting is the cheapest way to go. Sulcatas are the cheapest tort that gets big if you want one that will get big and leos are easier to care for when they get big. Red foots will be good if you build a misting system like some people do.
 
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