turtle in chicago
June 25, 2008 12:37 PM   Subscribe

Turtle in Chicago

I want to get a turtle. Where's a good pet shop in Chicago that sells turtles? (I promise I will be a good turtle owner. Currently researching turtle care).
posted by generalist to Pets & Animals (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
quite simple:

posted by lester's sock puppet at 12:55 PM on June 25, 2008

Are there any reptile or exotic animal expos coming to town anytime soon? I got my tortoise at one of those. You'll find a much wider selection of animals than you will at chain stores, and the animals are (usually) as well cared for as they would be at a local reputable pet store.
posted by xbonesgt at 12:56 PM on June 25, 2008

This link might help with your turtle-care research.
posted by inigo2 at 1:03 PM on June 25, 2008

Happy Turtle is a great message board for turtle owners.
posted by lester's sock puppet at 1:06 PM on June 25, 2008

Chicago has both the Chicago Turtle Club and the Chicago Herpetological Society. They should know some good local shops.
posted by limeswirltart at 1:12 PM on June 25, 2008

For animal welfare reasons the done thing among turtle/tortoise enthusiasts in the UK is to buy your turtle/tortoise direct from a reputable breeder, rather than use a petshop. Message boards / forums have to be the way to go.
posted by roofus at 2:19 AM on June 26, 2008

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