A Dream I have to be a reputable breeder

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DrewsLife727

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I know I'm still fairly new to the Tort world but I have a dream of becoming a reputable breeder one day here is good ol Sunny San Diego, CA. I have developed my first herd to hone my husbandry skills and maybe in a few years I can start making my dream a reality. I plan to call it LifeTortoises

I want to breed leopards, cherry heads, and red foots with the utmost care and quality. The care will be driven by knowledge and love for these animals. I have one pardalis babcocki Leopard and two pardalis pardalis/pardalis babcocki hybrids (they should be in by the end of this week =]). I have a yellow foot, cherry head, and a Het Hypo red foot (by tomorrow). I also have a very curious yearling Sully and a 3 year old rescue Sulcata.

I wont be adding or subtracting from this group for a few years. These are my babies and I will research, research, and research to make sure these little ones grow to be healthy and happy Tortoise. i love these guys and I cant wait to see what the future holds!

This will be fun to juggle with my already busy life but everyone needs a hobby and I chose this because it brings joy to my life!

Thank you Tortoise Form for helping me move forward with this dream. Maybe one day in a few years I'll be able to post my first batch of healthy torts for you to receive =]

Happy Torting!
-DrewsLife727

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This, I did.” (T.E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom)
 

AustinASU

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Hey go for it! Be aldabraman....he had a dream and did it. Just do it slowly and research, i promise you everything will lay out the way it should.
 

Jacqui

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I hope you someday fulfill your dreams! Your doing it right, one step at a time and slowly. My only suggestion would be, even now, when you get a tortoise get one as though you will be using it in your breeding program. What I am saying is buy the best quality you can and ones that are pure lines, especially if you can trace them back to where they originate from.
 

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That's very ambitious. The best advice I could give is to learn as much as you can about raising tortoises, and it sounds like you are focusing on that already. Anyone can raise a tortoise, but it takes quite a bit of knowledge and experience to do things the right way, so I wish you luck on your journey.
 
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