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Tortoise Pet Referral
updated: May 18, 2011, 3:27 PM

I am looking to buy a tortoise pet, as I have always wanted one. Where in the Ventura area sells these guys?

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Ventura Pet BarnFor Pet's Sake

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 COMMENT 174621 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-05-18 03:44 PM

Sales of turtles have slowed down quite a lot lately.


 COMMENT 174638P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-05-18 04:14 PM

Ventura Pet Barn might have them


 COMMENT 174731 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-05-18 08:14 PM

There is a place in Ojai that is a tortoise rescue operation. There was an article recently in Pravda about it. Everybody knows about the place and they have all sizes. Please talk to them first. Lot's of people don't know how long those critters live. They are a commitment...


 COMMENT 174733 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-05-18 08:20 PM

Okay, I found the link to the article. I suggest adoption...



 COMMENT 174757 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-05-19 06:03 AM

The Mojave Desert Tortoise is endangered and for adoptdion only and most of Ventura is not the right climate. If you live near the coast it's definitely not the right climate. You can buy Russian Desert Tortoises but they are diggers, escape artists, so you need a very secure yard. If you do get a tortoise, you should be careful about herpes in the animal. Get it tested by a vet and never mix breeds or transfer them across state lines. The Mojave species is different from the Sonoran found on the other side of the Colorado River.


 COMMENT 175030 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-05-19 02:36 PM

Contact "For Pet's Sake" in Thousand Oaks. They are very knowledgable and helpful and have lots of turtles/tortoises and reptiles and supplies at very reasonable prices. You may have to travel a bit but it will be well worth your time. You'll be glad you did...



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