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Trading Goodies?

Discussion in 'Bartering and Trades' started by littleginsu, Feb 7, 2014.

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  1. littleginsu

    littleginsu Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I am unsure if this is the correct place to post this, so if it is not, I apologize in advance.


    Do y'all have like turtle/tortoise care-package trading?

    For instance, I live in the southwest, and prickly pears grow wild in my backyard, but moss and mushrooms don't.. whereas, someone in a more humid, forest-y area has access to moss but not prickly pears. So, you could have like a list/group of people to send little treats to for their turtle/tortoise?

    Just asking.
  2. Jlant85

    Jlant85 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    This is a great idea! FOOD TRADE! lol....
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    littleginsu Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I just thought since there are so many people living in different places, it might be fun to get new stuff for our babies.. Plus, I don't know about y'all but I love getting mail that isn't ads or bills!
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    Great idea :)
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    Grandpa Turtle 144 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I don't know getting mail that's not bills is that legal ? ;-)
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    pfara Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    My spider plants all had babies. If I knew how to safely ship live plants, I'd love to participate. I have plenty of seeds to share, though.
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  7. Jacqui

    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    It might vary from state to state. :p
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    I have cactus growing wild in my backyard.

    I also wondering is legal to ship things like this out of state, but I like the exchange idea/program.
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    Jlant85 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Oh man i would love to get some spider plants! >.< Knowing that it comes from a tortoise owner and not full of pesticides is awesome! I love to buy some if possible... i can provide you with cactus also if needed ^_^
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    I'm not sure about moss, but I also have tons of spider plants. Literally, I don't know what to do with them. I'd be willing to do some trading if people were interested. Maybe I can see if there is a way to ship little spider plants.
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    pfara Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Let me figure out how to ship live plants and I'll get back to you. If I still lived in Frisco, I would've driven as many as you wanted down to you.

    Here's a pic of some of the spiders I have in the enclosure:
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    HA! ! ! ! !

    By looking at your photo I just realized I have this big Spider plant in my sun-room for many, many years, we only add water and it just grow, which I will remove some and use in the tortoise enclosure.

    Wonderful! ! ! ! ! !! Thanks.


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    Hi guys I'm down to exchange things. I live in San Diego. I just do t know what we have here that people in other states don't have?
    I didn't know that sulcatas eat spider plants? Good to know [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND SMILING EYES]

    Also, I would like to know if any of you buy mazuri in big amounts( 15lb or more).
    I once bought mazuri at the pet store 12oz for $12 which was expensive and it didn't look good. But I found this person in craigslist who sold me 3 lb for $9. But it was one time only.

    Any ideas ?
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    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    The post office has these neat boxes that are very sturdy and have a set charge to mail them (which is a reasonable price)and a variety of sizes. As for laws, the states you would really have to worry about would be shipping into CA and Florida.

    Evy, I buy my Mazuri in big bags. Are you wanting a small amount? I can't remember what the box costs for the small size.
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    Evy Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Jacqui, that would be cool, I would pay for it no problem. Penny my sully is only 1 1/2 pounds about 5-6inxhes long she doesn't eat much.
    I would love to know where you get it for future reference and how many sulcatas you have that you get it a big bag. How much do you use? This is my email [email protected]
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    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    I buy mine from a feed store that also happens to supply it to the Omaha Henry Dorley Zoo. I bought two bags this fall, so I would have plenty all winter long and not have to make the two plus hour drive again. I have several sulcatas including a couple well over 50 lbs, but also have many other tortoises.
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    Re: RE: Trading Goodies?

    I buy my mazuri from mazuri .com . I buy 25 lbs bags for 39.99 $ shipped. Check it out see if they ship smaller quantities. This sounds perfect because this time of year cactus is hard to find .
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    That's a great idea. I'm pretty sure you have a big area for all [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND SMILING EYES]
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    Mike that a great idea for the future. For now Penny only eats 5 pieces per day but later on we need to get a bigger bag
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    LOL LOL LOL!!! you said Frisco and no one else say frisco unless you live in SAN FRANCISCO!!! I TOO LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO! I GOT PLANTAINS IF YOUR UP FOR TRADES!
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    NO NEED TO SHIP! Meet at a starbucks! LOL LOL LOL! warning tho... i dont plant my plantains on my enclosure... they will destroy (EAT) them all!
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    I need spider plants! I can't find untreated plants. I did however just ask in my neighborhoods fb group if anyone has any lol.
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