5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
- Feb 17, 2016
- Location (City and/or State)
- Newport Coast, CA
The tortoise captive-bred trading market is majorly composed of for-profit and outdated care breeders.
No argument there but the OP doesn’t know that; he made a thoughtful purchase in good faith. He doesn’t see the same thing you and I do when we see the ZooMed style housing and he probably won’t for a while yet.
I'm only been answering your questions and statements word for word. My writing style has always been direct and straight to the point.
To be fair, you responded with about three times as many words as the OP. Your advice is spot on but a lot for a new owner to absorb, particularly after they’ve read a bunch of stuff that is completely different.
I am grateful for the excellent advice I got when I arrived, which was also very straightforward (thanks Tom, lol). I know his style better now and understand where he was coming from but it felt a bit harsh at the time. It hurt to learn how much I got wrong, especially when I couldn’t correct it immediately.
Hopefully the OP will stick around and come back for more. If he does, he’ll read your information again and understand it better than the first time.
Sorry for the thread hijack!