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My local pet store has baby Galaps (now Aldabra)

Discussion in 'Galapagos and Chaco tortoises' started by Ramsey, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Ramsey

    Ramsey Active Member

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    Very neat looking. Trying to convince myself that I need one now that I'm in the hobby o_O
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    My honest advice would be wait. You just got started with that leopard and had a shaky start. Wait a year, learn as much as possible and then reconsider it.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    I have to second cmac3 advice. A gallop needs lots of room and they grow fairly quick. Jumping into another one of any kind when you are still learning isn't right for the tort. There are more and more gallops for sale now days. When you are really ready, experienced, have the room, they will be there.
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Not to mention the cost of the tortoise all by itself what are they asking for it 12-15 thousand?
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member

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    Where?
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member

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    $5000 for a hatchling has been the going rate, but the market is becoming saturated. I suspect the prices will be coming down in the next few years as several people are now producing them.
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    Oh certainly. I'm not truly considering it now. In the future, I would actually consider an Aldabra moreso than a Galapagos. I'm enjoying this hobby quite a bit so I can easily see myself getting more tortoises. Luckily I do have the room for them if that's what happens.
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    Is there any possibility do ship legally to europe??

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