Sulcatas as a money making venture...

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I know I shouldn't repost this, but I couldn't resist: anyone have $2500 lying around for a garden-variety Sulcata you can otherwise get almost for free... (at least his shell looks pretty good!)

 

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I think they bought it as a money maker way back when it was a baby. Thinking, they'd keep it until large and more than quadruple their money. I guess they didn't know how many babies were laid and available with each batch LMAO.
 

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I know I shouldn't repost this, but I couldn't resist: anyone have $2500 lying around for a garden-variety Sulcata you can otherwise get almost for free... (at least his shell looks pretty good!)

See? THIS is the reason there are tortoise thefts. People selling ask inflated prices, then the unwitting, dumb thief grabs 'em to sell thinking to make a big buck.
 

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See? THIS is the reason there are tortoise thefts. People selling ask inflated prices, then the unwitting, dumb thief grabs 'em to sell thinking to make a big buck.
I was wondering if this was a stolen tortoise and the idiot that stole it has no idea what it is really worth.
 

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Well now I feel bad. That didn’t even occur to me. But honestly most adult Sulcata on craigslist are around $250. I wonder if it was a typo, but there really isn’t any reason why I think this guy would think they are that much. There is a half dozen others on craigslist right now…

there is a radiated for $3000 but that’s mostly an outlier. And one person who had an albino Sulcata trying to get big bucks for it…
 

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Well now I feel bad. That didn’t even occur to me. But honestly most adult Sulcata on craigslist are around $250. I wonder if it was a typo, but there really isn’t any reason why I think this guy would think they are that much. There is a half dozen others on craigslist right now…

there is a radiated for $3000 but that’s mostly an outlier. And one person who had an albino Sulcata trying to get big bucks for it…
Oh, the typo theory seems very reasonable. It wouldn't be hard to accidentally add a zero.
 

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See? THIS is the reason there are tortoise thefts. People selling ask inflated prices, then the unwitting, dumb thief grabs 'em to sell thinking to make a big buck.
Yard Service people ... When we had large torts near the city every time a yard service would see them within a week someone would meet our dog around 2 a.m. There are certain cultures that put tortoises on a pedastool with unicorns, in other words they are magical beings.
 

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Of all of the tortoise species, I get asked to take in unwanted Sulcata the most often.
They seem to have little value. At least for keepers that are in over their heads.
And I certainly don't have enough yard space.
 

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Yard Service people ... When we had large torts near the city every time a yard service would see them within a week someone would meet our dog around 2 a.m. There are certain cultures that put tortoises on a pedastool with unicorns, in other words they are magical beings.
When I had some immigrant workers at my place once, they were looking at my tortoises in their outdoor pens and talking to each other rather excitedly in a language I did not understand. When I asked the foreman who did speak English what they were saying he told me that the workers thought my tortoise looked delicious and would really love to eat them!

Just goes to show you that not all tortoise thefts are necessarily for financial gain.
 

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When I had some immigrant workers at my place once, they were looking at my tortoises in their outdoor pens and talking to each other rather excitedly in a language I did not understand. When I asked the foreman who did speak English what they were saying he told me that the workers thought my tortoise looked delicious and would really love to eat them!

Just goes to show you that not all tortoise thefts are necessarily for financial gain.
Exactly what I was saying ... Ya never know. This is why a dog that bites in the yard is worth more than a video camera system.
 

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