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  Reply # 889469 4-Sep-2013 09:53
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BinaryLimited: Anyone know where i can buy a tortoise?
I have some websites offer to bring them into NZ , are there any restrictions/fee's with importing Tortoise's?


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id prefer one that works and is real... :)




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  Reply # 889503 4-Sep-2013 10:17
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Unsure how reputable this place is, but they might have what you want.




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  Reply # 889511 4-Sep-2013 10:25
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andrewNZ: Unsure how reputable this place is, but they might have what you want.


Thanks, i saw that website but wasn't sure that $900 for a tortoise was a normal price....seems like it is.




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  Reply # 889530 4-Sep-2013 10:38
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BinaryLimited:
andrewNZ: Unsure how reputable this place is, but they might have what you want.


Thanks, i saw that website but wasn't sure that $900 for a tortoise was a normal price....seems like it is.


And to think that we use to have these buggers coming into our yard all the time n South Africa.

Don't see the point of having one as a pet LOL



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  Reply # 889531 4-Sep-2013 10:40
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Klipspringer:
BinaryLimited:
andrewNZ: Unsure how reputable this place is, but they might have what you want.


Thanks, i saw that website but wasn't sure that $900 for a tortoise was a normal price....seems like it is.


And to think that we use to have these buggers coming into our yard all the time n South Africa.

Don't see the point of having one as a pet LOL


yeah i know...crazy hey!

such cool pets hey




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  Reply # 889532 4-Sep-2013 10:41
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This site may be useful once you get one 



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kiwitrc: This site may be useful once you get one 

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  Reply # 889537 4-Sep-2013 10:46
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You want exotic pets you pay to have them. Its no different than if you want a pedigree cat or dog.

$900 for someone to hand rear an animal for weeks is a cheap asking price. Quality breeders will spend huge amounts of their time caring about the animals wellbeing.

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  Reply # 889592 4-Sep-2013 12:25
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Geektastic:
BinaryLimited: Anyone know where i can buy a tortoise?
I have some websites offer to bring them into NZ , are there any restrictions/fee's with importing Tortoise's?


Telecom?


Was Boris a turtle or a tortoise?


Definitely a tortoise. He was a metaphor for the speed of their network.





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  Reply # 889598 4-Sep-2013 12:35
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what's the difference between tortoise and turtle?




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  Reply # 889620 4-Sep-2013 12:51
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joker97: what's the difference between tortoise and turtle?


the one eats pizza and fights bad guys...mainly shredder and the other races hare's




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  Reply # 889628 4-Sep-2013 13:01
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joker97: what's the difference between tortoise and turtle?


Turtle lives in the water, tortoise lives on land.
Turtle small and often bitey, tortoise big, slow, and carefree.




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  Reply # 889632 4-Sep-2013 13:06
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joker97: what's the difference between tortoise and turtle?


Tortoises are land dwelling, turtles water dwelling.
Tortoises can't swim



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  Reply # 889652 4-Sep-2013 13:23
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If you want an easy care tortoise that don't grow out of your house, look at the afghan or russian tortoise.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_tortoise
http://www.arkive.org/afghan-tortoise/testudo-horsfieldii/

We had one in our family for about 30 years. They can get away from you outside and will climb small fences, so its a good idea to keep an eye on them when outside.

Inside its probably a good idea to have somewhere hot they can be during winter. We had a bathroom with underfloor heating that it liked to go to. When its cold the tortoise will get slow and it could even decide to hibernate...

We had it going where it wanted in the house. Its not a high action pet, but its a nice fellow to have around :)




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  Reply # 889684 4-Sep-2013 14:18
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Can you buy one of the really big ones, like the ones they have at the zoo? That would be awesome!





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