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This site is here so that I can share my love of tortoises with others, promote responsible captive breeding, and to shamelessly show off my shelled family.  

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mel This site is dedicated to tortoises and to people who love them. 

 My name is Vicki and I love tortoises.  Since there is no 12 step program for people like me, I’ve decided to wear the Tort-Addict Badge with pride!  This site is here so that I can share my love of tortoises with others, promote responsible captive breeding, and to shamelessly show off my shelled family. 



Meet my Shelled Family!


This Gallery is loaded with photos of my tortoises.  I hope you enjoy the pictures and captions and get to know my “kids”.

I keep Leopards, Redfoots, Cherryhead Redfoots, and Sulcata tortoises.  Nearly half of my tortoises are adopted and many of them are survivors of abuse and neglect.  It’s my goal to give them the best life possible.  They deserve nothing less.  Some of them may look different due to their previous life, but in my eyes they are beautiful.  They are living testaments of strength and endurance; surviving until someone was willing to help them.   

 
redfoot

Tortoises for Sale

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As will happen when you care for a lot of tortoises, I now have several captive bred hatchlings.  I am what you might call an accidental breeder turned hobby breeder.  Responsible captive breeding is the only way to lessen the number of tortoises taken from the wild to be sold in U.S. pet shops. Yep, in case you didn’t know it, most of the tortoises sold in pet stores are wild caught.  It is my hope that for every captive bred tortoise sold, there is one less wild tortoise snatched from its native land.

Even if you are not in the market to buy a Redfoot, Cherryhead, or Leopard tortoise, take a look at my babies.  They are unbelievably cute! 
The Tortoises for Sale Gallery

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If you would like to learn more about tortoises or be a part of the tortoise community, please take a look that the links built into this site.  These links will take you to species specific sites that have correct and up to date information.  You can trust the information on these sites and if you follow the diet and care sheets, you can’t go wrong.

There are also several Yahoo Tortoise Groups that you may want to join.  These groups are friendly and helpful and always welcome new members.  It’s fun to “talk tortoise” with other tortoise lovers, so join a Group!


                
quoteIf you want the highest quality hatchling and yearling Redfoot Tortoises, you've come to the right place. Not only are Vicki's torts healthy and active, they are unbearably cute.

Dr. Joe Heinen
http://carolinapetsupply.com