Re: NANFA-- Any turtle people out here?
Sun, 10 Nov 2002 14:01:55 EST

In a message dated 11/9/02 8:29:20 PM Eastern Standard Time,

> Box turtles are not an easy species to keep, particularly for the novice
> herp/turtle person. Also almost all box trutles sold in the pet trade are
> wild caught. Populations are in serious decline because of this coupled
> with habitat loss.
Mine breed but since you can't sell baby turtles there is no incentive to
breed them commercially. I've had some of mine for 30 years. I agree that a
visit to a good reptile vet is in order.

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