Support Captive Breeding Programs by Putting your Clothes on!

Many wild populations of chelonians (turtles and tortoises) face serious trouble. with deforestation, disease and over-collection for the food and pet trade. For this reason, the sale of wild-caught chelonians as pets to the general public is often discouraged by conservation organizations and chelonian groups. While wild-caught reptiles are often less expensive than their captive-bred counterparts, purchasing captive-bred reptiles whenever possible is always recommended.