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Anyone have experience with Redfoot Ranch?

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  1. dvdposada

    dvdposada New Member

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    Does anyone have any experiences with redfoot ranch when purchasing fresh wild caught imports?
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    Toddrickfl1 Well-Known Member Tortoise Club

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    This persons RF came from Redfoot ranch and if you read page 2 their is a couple people discussing their experiences with them

    https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/bobby-died-last-night.166926/page-2
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    He’s a nice guy. Knows his tortoises too. I’ve bought from him and have met him several times. I’m actually picking up some Russians from him today
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    Bill is a great guy! I have purchased several Redfoots from him and have been really happy with him! Knows his stuff and very personable to talk to. I highly recommend him!!
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    I bought an adult pair from him and the tortoises were in fantastic shape. I would caution that I watched a presentation he gave at a Florida Repticon and advocated for using rabbit pellets as substrate, which is wayyyyyy outdated. There was a woman on here recently who bought a hatchling from him I believe and it passed, possibly from starting it dry (i.e. hatchling failure syndrome).

    Sorry, just reread the post. Adult imports should be good, I think he has all the adults outside.
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    My RF Darwin came from Redfoot Ranch, and seems to be thriving so far (only 2+ weeks in).

    Bill, the owner, was easy to reach, answered my questions, and shipped a gorgeous tortoise to me with an email when the box was picked up, and asking for an email once the box arrived to make sure I got the started hatchling soaked and settled.

    I'd recommend him based on my experience.

    Jamie
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    I wonder why anyone would be importing wild caught Redfoot?
    They are so numerous here in the 'states. Especially in Florida they breed prolifically.
    They can be had for $40.
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    A6CA5344-C1DA-4074-8D72-66F8DF619E4E.jpeg Fantastic. These are my two new ones from him
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    Just adding some more feedback about Redfoot Ranch:


    I recently bought an MEP, Aretha, from him, and she's thriving so far.

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    I got my redfoot Darwin from Bill a year ago and he's doing very well.

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    I had an easy time reaching him via email and on the phone to talk with him about the tortoises, how they'd been raised, what they'd been eating, and so on.

    He sent confirmation that they'd been dropped off at FedEx in the evening, along with teaching, and both times I had them out of well-packed boxes before 10am, for a soak and inspection.

    Jamie
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