TurtleTary

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 -

 

How to Order and Available 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.

 

FEB. 12, 2018 -- expecting a few Bolivian hatchlings tomorrow!
Look for below
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CONTACT ME DIRECT HERE:

turtletaryterps@turtletary.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!

A sneek peek at last years "Gulf Coast" breeders!

 

 

Their "keeper" baby from 2017 -


All 2017 hatchlings are sold --

Email and ask to be on 2018 "Wait List" - I wll contact you when available!
Usually early September.

 

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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!!!

 

*** Due to the "STORMS" of late 2017 in FL, etc.
Egg production is DOWN.. 80% - prices are UP.. 25%

The following are the only ones available now - { Feb. 2018 }

 

ID# BO1

 

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

{ Almost solid head patterns on both these }

 

 

The camera flash causes these to look 'lighter' than real life..
they are a little deeper orange than shown!!!
Usually the plastron colors show truer.

 

 

 

 

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ID# BO2

 

 

Just a tad more orange -

 

 

 

 

Either of these above are only $249.. plus shipping.

 

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These are "off-the-chart" !!!

 

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RECEIVED FULL PAYMENT - 2/17/2018
BOTH SOLD

( thank you Nate )


ID# Gold1


 

 

His 'eyebrows' are almost solid and his crown / top of nose is also.
His front leg 'scales' are unusually large.


EXTRAORDINARY

 

The "Orange" on his feet are the true color!

 

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ID# Leo1

 

The breeder claims that this one has carapace patterns that he has never seen in
30+ years of breeding Bolivian Redfoot Tortoises!

 

 

 

The head-patterns are extraordinary also!

 

 

Inquire on these thru direct email -- turtletaryterps@turtletary.com

OR thru "Contact Me" on this site.

 

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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

 

UPDATE - October 2017 indoors - breeding activity "AGAIN" - he likes them both!
( Female2 laid 3 infertile eggs on August 20, 2017 )


Male

 

Female2



Showing here is different 'blood-line'..
9.5+" SCL Female1.. first female from '08



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?