5 Year Member
- Jul 10, 2010
- Location (City and/or State)
- Brampton, Ontario, Canada
JohnathanO said:@Isa- I've been going to the shows for almost 10 years here in Toronto and always hope for more torts. There's usually a couple (red foots, sulcatas) and recently there have been a few Greeks and yellow foots, and occasionally Russians. Hopefully we'll have more in the future.
@Shelli-Haha I agree.
I'm pretty disappointed, I remember looking at that booth but never noticed the possums i'll have to look for them next time.
Isa said:I think it is because we have a law that says that all reptiles must be bred in Canada. I do not even know why myself, most people do not even know what the word "tortoise" mean!
lol so true!cueboy007 said:Isa said:I think it is because we have a law that says that all reptiles must be bred in Canada. I do not even know why myself, most people do not even know what the word "tortoise" mean!
Even if they heard of the word "tortoise", they still don't really know what's the difference from "turtle"...
Isa said:I think Climate is a reason but what I do not understand is there are a lot of snake keepers. In a lot of provinces, winters are very cold, so it makes it impossible to keep a tortoise outside all year long.
tortoises101 said:Isa your note on the snake keepers DOES make sense. In all the expos I went to, snakes were by far the most numerous, and chelonians were added as if they were an afterthought.
As for the climate, does it effect breeding? Like would an indoor keeper in Canada have a lesser chance of hatchlings than a breeder in South California who can keep his/her torts outdoors year round?