Have you ever seen someone checking the fruit at the supermarket to see which one is the right one to buy? Did you know that there are signs to look for when you are shopping for a tortoise for sale? Follow our guide line to have a perfect experience when it comes to finding the right pet tortoise. These rules can be applied to almost any turtle or tortoise for the best possible outcome.
How do I know where to shop for a perfect pet tortoise?
There are many different stores and websites that offer reptiles for sale including different species of turtles and tortoises. When you are in the market for a new reptile pet one of the easiest things to do is research the people that you will be buying your reptile pet from. All websites and stores put on the best face possible when it comes to their online image so the best thing to do is look for reviews by actual customers and search the internet for complaints regarding animals purchased from these locations. Remember that there will always be dissatisfied customers but how these issues are resolved is what sets a great business apart from a mediocre one.
How do I know when a pet tortoise for sale is healthy?
The best way to have a positive reptile keeping experience is to start off with a healthy and well cared for animal. The easiest thing to look for on a new pet tortoise is their overall appearance and their behavior. An animal that has its eyes shut or puffy and an animal that feels too light or hollow is usually one that has not been feeding or set up properly. Another sign of problems is an animal that is lethargic or one that has a soft shell. These are signs of pre-existing conditions that should have been addressed before the animals were sold to a new owner. It is always best to know the facts about your new pet and to make sure that you are not going to make the same mistakes that the shop owners made.
What do I do if my pet tortoise has a problem?
The best thing to do in case of a problem with your pet tortoise is to watch for the signs and take action immediately. Some problems can be easily fixed with the help of a knowledgeable reptile breeder that is willing to take the time to help out a new reptile keeper. If this does not fix he issue then an experienced reptile vet is to be visited. There are many things that can be done to ensure a positive reptile keeping experience and having the proper set up and diet are the first two steps. At xyzReptiles we combine our 25 years of reptile husbandry with our dedication to our animals and customers to make sure that every question is answered correctly. If there is anything that we can do for you regarding your existing or soon to be reptile pets do not hesitate to contact us.