I would love to hear some replies to your questions posed here as it is relevant to my situation also! Maybe you should post your question out there on a thread of its own to get more eyes on it and some responses!Hi all, sorry to butt into the conversation but I find myself in a bit of a dilema and would appreciate some insight.
I do not possess a CBW but I know someone in my state who does have a CBW and occasionally offers Radiated hatchlings for sale, but will be moving states by next year meaning time is ticking if I want to buy from him.
However I have family members in an unrelated state, who also doesn't have a CBW, which has a greater presence of Radiated breeders.
Not to try and circumvent the law or anything, but, hypothetically speaking, how sketchy, for a lack of a better word, would it be for said family member to legally aquire an animal and then "gift" it to me?
I am not really in a position to comfortably take in a Radiated right now, purely for a lack of husbandry experience IMO, but at the same time I don't want to miss this opportunity and regret it down the line. But the above hypothetical would give me more peace of mind in the possibility of legally getting a Radiated, for when I do feel confident I can provide the adequate care to an expesive tortoise.
Again sorry to butt in!