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Old 10-07-2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default pet shop sold sulcatas saying they were horsfields!!!

Can you believe that!! i saw for sale on the internet - 2 horsfields for sale then looked closer at the picture - i saw 2 Sulcatas that had pink feet and face (due to being on pink play sand!!!) then i emailed to let them know what they actually were, they said the pet shop told them they were Hermanns, then when they came home they found out that they needed paperwork, so when they went back to get it they said no actually they dont need paperwork they are horsfields and to hibernate them!!! my fecking god - they could have killed them. Anyway they were also being fed tortoise pellets and veg, no nutribol or weeds, hay, grass etc.

I phoned them back to have a chat about them, they couldnt believe what i was saying about how big they get etc etc

Anyway guess what im buying them!!! cheaper than they were selling them!

So im off to rescue tonight!! I think im going to stop looking at websites now incase i see something else that needs a home!!

I will post pics later!

I might start a new "save the tortoise" campaign for petshops on "knowing your tortoise" including pics and caresheet!!
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:50 PM   #2
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OMG! glad your buying them now, poor torts. hope all goes well and there ok. well done for taking them on!
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:16 PM   #3
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thanks, yes i hope they are well too.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:33 PM   #4
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wow thats pretty bad of the pet shop..... Carn't beleive in this day and age that animals are aloud to be sold by people who know nothing about them!!!! Shocking really....
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:05 AM   #5
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Oh dear. Another pet shop that doesn't have a clue, you must post pictures of your new torts
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:47 AM   #6
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Poor torts! Good for you for buying them. Can't wait to see pics!
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:13 PM   #7
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wow some people just don't have a clue never mind atleast they are safe now.
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:39 PM   #8
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I was in a pet store last winter and a lady was talking to the owner of the store about a desert tortoise that she got,I didnt hear the whole story but I herd him telling her to feed it cat food as a snack,I told her that he didnt know what he was talking about and told her to get on tortoise trust and slowcoach and that would help her out
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:00 PM   #9
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thats bad too! i just dont know!!

Anyway ive added some pics in the picture section now
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1 Siamese Kitten
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2 Aylesbury Ducks

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20 bearded Dragons
1 Blue tongue Skink
7 Chameleons
House Gheckos

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Old 12-07-2009, 07:35 PM   #10
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Why on earth are these people allowed to trade
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