DO NOT ORDER FROM TORTOISE TOWN

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Hello everyone, after less than a month of owning my sulcata hatchling from tortoise town, and $300+ of vet bills, I’m going to go ahead and advise you not to order from tortoise town. While they have an almost perfect review score online, i have heard nothing but heartache from their customers. Their website looks proffesional, yet they use copy righted photos that do not belong to them- of tortoises that aren’t theirs. They may answer your questions with smiles and seemingly helpful (but incorrect) information- but they are nothing but crooks. They raise sick tortoises, and sell them off at crazy prices. After several messages to them about how my Tortoise is withering away, they have not so much as bat an eye at my problems. If you want a healthy Animal, contact the mods on here, or check the vendor reviews. I might loose my Innocent baby tortoises to symptoms that could’ve been prevented if they cared about their animals in the slightest. Thanks for your time.
 

Jodimsteinberg5

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I’m loosing one from them too. I’ve only had him 2 months. How do I contact the mods on here to get a healthy one? I can’t do this heart break again. He’s still alive and staying overnight at the exotic veterinary clinic but the said his prognosis is not good. I’ll do everything I can for him.
 

Jerry's Mom

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I wish I had found this forum BEFORE I found Tortoise Town. I got my guy from them three weeks ago. He appears to be happy and healthy, but after reading many threads and comments about how bad they are, I'm on edge that my little guy isn't as healthy as I think he is. I pray to the tortoise gods that I'm one of the few who ended up with a healthy baby! I also wish this forum would come up before sites like Tortoise Town and other not-so-great sites that recommend improper care. I sure have learned SO much more from this forum than I have from the 100s of other sites I visited before finding this forum.
 
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I wish I had found this forum BEFORE I found Tortoise Town. I got my guy from them three weeks ago. He appears to be happy and healthy, but after reading many threads and comments about how bad they are, I'm on edge that my little guy isn't as healthy as I think he is. I pray to the tortoise gods that I'm one of the few who ended up with a healthy baby! I also wish this forum would come up before sites like Tortoise Town and other not-so-great sites that recommend improper care. I sure have learned SO much more from this forum than I have from the 100s of other sites I visited before finding this forum.
Best of wishes. Mine started out looking fine and almost instantly just dropped. Within a week he became deathly ill.
 

Kforbes

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Latrobe, Pa.
My son bought this baby from tortise town in Jan. He
brought her to me to care for. After reading, learning, researching and doing all that I could for her.....she died early this morning. I was so attached to her, loved caring for her an now shes gone. Broken hearted....where can u find and buy a healthy baby? I would like to try again, my son spent $500
 

Stoneman

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My son bought this baby from tortise town in Jan. He
brought her to me to care for. After reading, learning, researching and doing all that I could for her.....she died early this morning. I was so attached to her, loved caring for her an now shes gone. Broken hearted....where can u find and buy a healthy baby? I would like to try again, my son spent $500
It depends on which species you are looking for. You can check the for sale sections of this forum. Personally I would recommend @wellington @Kapidolo Farms , and @Tom and @Yvonne G for starters. Good luck, and sorry about your tortoise.
 

J9inCT

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Seminole, FL
Hello everyone, after less than a month of owning my sulcata hatchling from tortoise town, and $300+ of vet bills, I’m going to go ahead and advise you not to order from tortoise town. While they have an almost perfect review score online, i have heard nothing but heartache from their customers. Their website looks proffesional, yet they use copy righted photos that do not belong to them- of tortoises that aren’t theirs. They may answer your questions with smiles and seemingly helpful (but incorrect) information- but they are nothing but crooks. They raise sick tortoises, and sell them off at crazy prices. After several messages to them about how my Tortoise is withering away, they have not so much as bat an eye at my problems. If you want a healthy Animal, contact the mods on here, or check the vendor reviews. I might loose my Innocent baby tortoises to symptoms that could’ve been prevented if they cared about their animals in the slightest. Thanks for your time.
 

J9inCT

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I purchased a marginated tortoise hatchling we named Maggie. Same experience as others. We lost him/her after 3 months. Heartbroken. I thought we had done something wrong in spite of following all care instructions. After reading this, maybe not. :-(
 

Voldetort22

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Thank you for posting this! I was looking into getting a female indian star from them but decided not to after seeing this post
 

Peliroja32

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Same here. I had bought two leopard hatchlings from them and one passed within the first month, the other died about a month and a half later.

After that i got 3 happy healthy hatchlings from Kapidolo Farms and today they are now almost 2 1/2 years old and doing great!
 

Baby12345

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Same here. Irdered mine wen. They shouldn't ship till Monday bc it was cold. Shipped but they forgot the food. It was "ok" for 3 days. Wouldn't open its eyes, it died in two days.
The co. # is a cell phone. Fake site with every one else pics. Guy wont answer calls or text. Guy didnt send my food. My niece is heartbroken bc she thought she did something wrong.
 

jmalizia

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Hi everyone. I saw this review as I was searching for somewhere to purchase a small turtle for my daughter. I know this is a tortoise forum; however, I was hoping someone may know of a reputable breeder for turtles? We have been looking for a while now and I am hesitant due to mixed reviews. thank you!
 

Toddrickfl1

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Hi everyone. I saw this review as I was searching for somewhere to purchase a small turtle for my daughter. I know this is a tortoise forum; however, I was hoping someone may know of a reputable breeder for turtles? We have been looking for a while now and I am hesitant due to mixed reviews. thank you!
What species are you looking for?
 

jeneliza

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My son bought this baby from tortise town in Jan. He
brought her to me to care for. After reading, learning, researching and doing all that I could for her.....she died early this morning. I was so attached to her, loved caring for her an now shes gone. Broken hearted....where can u find and buy a healthy baby? I would like to try again, my son spent $500
I am so sorry, till you meet again at the reptile bridge, I sending you, my prayers and healing thoughts,💜💜
 

ZEROPILOT

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Any tortoise that's ill takes quite a while to die.
So having one die so quickly after it arrived smells highly of tortoises not being "started" correctly and being sold while very ill.
TORTOISE TOWN should take care of it's customers. Bad reviews can close them down. Especially when there are so many other places to buy a tortoise.
Leave feedback.
Leave reviews.
Post on FACEBOOK and other social media for good and especially for bad experiences.
 

Catiandria

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Oh my goodness, my heart goes out to everyone here. I too bought my Indian Star from Tortoise Town in April of 2017. I got him when he was 1 month old. They overnight shipped him through FedEx. When I opened the box right as he arrived he was upside down in the box. The keep up sticker was upside down or he was packaged incorrectly. He was also ICE cold. I live in Florida so it was not cold outside, low 80's at the least. Supposedly he was shipped with heating pads but there was no warmth whatsoever in his container. He would not eat or drink so I took to grinding up Mazuri pellets in my mortar and adding water to make a paste and he gobbled it up, it also helped me make sure he was getting enough water. I also had to finely chop prickly pear cactus for him to eat and he LOVED that. He definitely took a lot of attention and care the first 6 months which I just assumed was because he was just 1 month old. He was my first experience with a tortoise and now I seem that I may have gotten incredibly lucky that he survived. He just turned 3 on March 17th. My heart goes out to everyone with the attachments they made and the loss that followed. Attached is a picture of him around 2 to 3 months old and a photo taken today. A group member already advised me on the sand so that will be getting fixed but its just his daytime outdoor enclosure 0101jpeg.jpg so I will be keeping him indoors until I fix my native soil.
 

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