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Diamondback Terrapin Breeder - Sales - Care / Redfoot Tortoise Care



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IF YOU HAVE ENDED UP HERE BY "CHOICE OR CHANCE"..
AND CONTACT ME THRU THIS SITE OR DIRECT EMAIL --

DON'T WONDER OFF FOR 3 DAYS AND NOT CHECK YOUR MAIL!!

MOST LIKELY I WILL REPLY WITHIN AN HOUR OR TWO -- AND EXPECT YOUR RESPONSE.. YOUR QUESTION, ETC. IS IMPORTANT TO BOTH OF US!


- No Redfoot Breeders Now -

 

Available and How to Order and Terms of Service -
Information FOLLOWING..

 

HOW TO ORDER:


All orders are made from phone calls only!
I don't text or tweet or anything else.. we do business
by talking on the phone!

I am not a "Mail Order" dealer -
I don't respond to 'tire-kickers' or 'price-checkers'.

Here you get to choose exactly which one you want.
And.. I choose where these beautiful specimens go.. to have a long life!

Be sure to READ.. understand.. and accept the TERMS OF SERVICE below.

Failure to read everything on this page does not change the terms stated here.
When you appreciate all this...

simply go to the " Contact Me " link above and choose
the way that suits you best.. it's that simple!


IF you don't see what you are looking for in the
list below.. ask.. it may be available!

Any pics of your enclosure, etc. would be ideal.

I will ask for them anyway.

 

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AVAILABLE:

My focus has always been on the uncommon or rare!

For years it was unique Redfoot tortoises - now the rare
"Giant BOLIVIAN".. see their story below.
Recently.."Brackish Water" Terrapins .. see their story below.

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I must "down-size" ...
2014 WC Adult "Gulf Coast" Diamondback Terrappins.
Don't have to tell you how seldom these are seen!

Young proven females in the 7+" SCL range.
$800 per Pair.. OBO plus FedEx next day / Ship your Reptiles.
Kept in brackish - 1.014+ and eating Aquamax pellets as a staple.
( apparently the pellets have caused a 'plate build
-up' in the mouth..
of the females only.. from lack of use -
being kept in check with diet change.. pics available)

Pics from last year.

GCF#1

SOLD - Thanks TW

 

 

GCF#2

SOLD - Thanks TW

 

 

Males.. 5" range -

sold..

 

 


Seen below are a few of their 2017 hatchlings

 

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2015 hatched Bolivian
Found in the enclosure ( of breeder friend ) with the adults!
I did not hatch or raise any of those shown here.
A little bumpy from being overfed.
The camera 'flash' washed out the carapace pic.

#B15 - $275

Just shy 5" SCL

They love the 'Rose-of-Sharon' hibiscus blooms and leaves..



One unique characteristic of the Bolivian Redfoot is the dark
non-marbled plastron shown developing here..

 

 

And again the carapapace that almost always retains..
those 'huge' yellow blotches through-out their lifetime!

 


Next-day air { FedEX / Ship your Reptiles } will be
no more than $55 !

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ANY/ALL AVAILABLE TERRAPINS WILL BE POSTED WHEN AVAILABLE..
2017 HATCHLINGS AVAILABLE AROUND END OF AUGUST.

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( IF YOU LIKE TURTLE PICS GO TO SUB-SPECIES PAGE )

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Few "Gulf Coast" / Texan terrapin hatchlings -
like these.. are available now.

Last two available -

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GC#5

Reduced -- [$179].. $159
Looks like we have a Mississippi boy that got in
on this little one - see how dark.. and mustache too!

SOLD - Thank you J V!

 

 

 

 

 

You either love these black ones or you don't - either way they are beauts!

 

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GC#7

Reduced -- [$179].. $159

PENDING

 

 

 

 

This different plastron means his 'Daddy' - "Yellow-tint/Mississippi" -
was in on this one too... most likely different mother (?) .
Look at that little mustache too!

Next-day air { FedEX / Ship your Reptiles } will be
no more than $55 !

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Simple habitat for hatchlings - cork-bark bask spot.

How to 'hang' / location - 20 long aquarium.. 30" x 12" footprint.

 

Right-end view..

 

Left-end view..

 

How to attach with small 'stainless-steel' eyelet..
and coated electrical wire. The wire makes it easy to 'position' the cork-bark -

 

Over-head view..

 

The cork-bark is allowed to submrge enough for easy baby access.
This basic model is used for Terrapins while still less than 6" or so!

 

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ALL BELOW ARE SOLD

GC#1

SOLD - J H.. to be shipped 8/22

DELIVERED

Thanks again.. Joe

 

 

 

 

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GC#2
$179 ..
a little darker...

PENDING .. AH
DELIVERED.. see 'review' here -

http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/forums/showthread.php?t=631900

 

Thanks again... Adam

 

 

 

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GC#3

SOLD - J H.. to be shipped 8/22

DELIVERED

 

Thanks again.. Joe

 

 


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GC#4

$199..
he has a lighter carapace and yellow tint to his head..

PENDING .. AH

DELIVERED
see review above

Thanks again.. Adam

 

 

 

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GC#6

$239..
looks kinda "Super" to me!

SOLD

 

Thanks again.. Joe

 

 

No doubt - GC#6 is the nicest one available!

 

 

 

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OTHER THAN SHOWN ABOVE
NO OTHER TERRAPINS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME..

{ NO CONCENTRICS }
ALL EGGS HAVE HATCHED FOR 2017
( You aren't as disappointed as I am )
Next year!

CONTACT ME DIRECT HERE:

tekspots@gmail.com

 

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Occasionally there may be tortoises or terrapins available
that are NOT shown below.

Contact me at the email directly above and ask.
Be specific about what you are looking for --
Thanks .. Terry

 

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TERRAPINS / TORTOISES SHIPPED ONLY TO "LOWER 48"

 

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Until recently.. only Diamondback Terrapins had been available!

 

Redfoot Tortoises Available

AND NOW.. first-time.. 2017 BOLIVIAN
Redfoot tortoises. These are the blood-line of the
ONLY shipment that came into Miami, Florida in 1982!
Until recently it is unlikely that these were seen advertised
anywhere! They are unique in that they are not red.. mainly a
"peach" variety of colors - almost solid-black plastron with no
marbling - and adults are often 18+" SCL.

The "GIANTS" of all redfoot tortoises!!!


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Recently acquired a Male and Female of this blood-line..
these are their older brother
& sister / cousins.
This is what they could/should look like at 10+" SCL!


IT HAS TAKEN 18 MONTHS OF TRACKING AND PERSISTING..
( and knowing the right people - thank you again Reed )
TO GET THIS PAIR HERE!!! They just aren't available!!!!
They both are 10.5" +/- SCL - August 2017

Male

 

Female



Showing here is different 'blood-line'..
9.5+" SCL Female in the breeding program!



And her typical "Bolivian" plastron -

 

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One very unique characteristic about the "Bolivians"..
is the tight/almost-full patterns on their heads!!!
( among other things )

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+++ ALL HATCHLINGS SOLD - NO IDEA..
IF OR WHEN OTHERS MAY BE AVAILABLE +++


~~ Totally unexpected.. heard from breeder today ( 8/11/2017 ) --
remote chance.. very few available around the end of 2017..
they will be the "choice" ones
~~ Totally unexpected !! ~~
This may NOT occur due to hurricane that hit Florida 9/09/2017!!!

ONLY TIME WILL TELL

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Ask to be on "Bolivian Wish" list - tekspots@gmail.com

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{ I turned off the flash to get "truer" colors..
in doing so the 'focus' is often compromised -
not to mention they don't sit still !! }

 

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Spoke with the breeder of these hatchlings and asked him why the plastron
colors varied so much - this is his reply...

 

As babies they vary considerably.
They grow into the black as they get bigger.
Usually in the 4-6" range it starts to come in fast !
By the time they hit 8-9" it's very complete

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ALL BELOW ARE SOLD

ID# BO1

$200

Received DEPOSIT on..
delivered 8/11..

SOLD


A lot of yellow / peach color on this one...

 



Eating well.. they sure love those Dandelions.. Turnip Greens.. Curly Endive.. etc.


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This second one is a prime "orange" Bolivian hatchling!
( one of my 'keepers' actually )


ID BO#2

$255

Look at this carapace!

SOLD

Delivered 8/09..

 

This is what Scott R had to say in his email.. before he called -

" Good morning Terry, I just received the two tortoises this morning and I must say
they are even better looking in person than they are in the pictures.
I am very very happy with them... "





And the colors and patterns on his head!
This is what sets them apart -
the more 'semmetry' and the more it covers their head
is what determines the value!

 

 

Solid Bolivian!

 

 

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ID BO#3
$225

Received DEPOSIT on..

delivered 8/11..
SOLD

 

 

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ID BO#4

$235

Tight head patterns!
SOLD

Delivered 8/09..

 

 

Some hatch with a very 'dark' plastron and some
it takes awhile until it develops..

 



Another unique Bolivian redfoot tortoise.

 

 

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ID BO#5

$200

Received DEPOSIT on..
delivered 8/11..
SOLD

 



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TERMS OF SERVICE

You can expect honest dependable service.. healthy, beautiful and most unique colors. Prime specimens that eat "right out of the box"..with no unexpected "Vet." bills.. ever. Friends for life.. "Caresheets" and ongoing consultation.. that is documented with pics! And you get to choose the exact one YOU want. My love for ( now ) Diamondback Terrapins.. has become a scientific / educational / research "business"! I'm now in the business of providing unique and sometimes rare turtles! I'm also in business to promote the best care possible for Redfoot tortoises and Diamondback Terrapins...
which has been proven to work.
As I strive to accomplish these things..
I've found that some just don't get it and are not sincere about doing what it takes
to enjoy these endearing creatures for a lifetime.. so ( not by choice ) -

All sales are final.. there is a $50 fee for cancellation before shipping. Once your turtle(s) leaves here it is considered an order and any and all changes on your part for any reason is considered a voided sale. So if you decide you do not want your order.. upon or after delivery (within 24 hours of receiving) - there will be a 50% refund only. And of course you will also be responsible for any costs to return the order. In the unlikely event there is a DOA.. 100% satisfaction always.. with replacement.
If any delay in shipping occurs you will be refunded 75% of your shipping costs - unlike 'most' others who deny responsibility - you paid me to get yours to you.. so why wouldn't I be responsible for doing exactly that?
( providing Insurance was available and purchased.. of course )
Again.. I've had to place the "TERMS OF SERVICE" here.. not by choice.
Before shipping.. all turtles swim freely and eating habits are established!

I'm not in business to take anyone's money! My reputation is based on happy, satisfied customers. Hatchlings are available for scientific, educational or research purposes only. Not as pets. FedEx next day 10:30a-Noon.. will average $60-$75.. based on your zip-code.

"Verified" ( ONLY ) PayPal is preferred.
POSTAL Money Order* ONLY is also secure...
[ * please keep in mind.. any Money Order other than a POSTAL M.O. will be returned.. and sale is void. - Banks no longer accept - Not my idea ...
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When a commitment to send 'deposit/payment' is confirmed.. your choice will be posted as PENDING on the Available page. If after 5 business days it is not received.. your choice will be returned to inventory. I've been asked too many times "Is that one still available?.. I wish it was"! And I hadn't received the payment.
I feel that if someone is not willing to take care of the business part..
how willing will they be to commit to the care part?