- Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Terms & Conditions Part 1
The term "MyTurtleStore.com " or "us" or "we" refers to the owner of this website. The term "you" or "your" refers to the viewer or user of this web site.
MyTurtleStore makes every effort to keep our web site up and running properly. However, MyTurtleStore.com takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the web site being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
The use of this web site is subject to the following terms and conditions of use:
The content contained within this website is for general use and information only. The aforementioned content is subject to change without notice.
We do not provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, dependability, accessibility, correctness, presentation, comprehensiveness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this web site for any particular purpose.
Your use of any information or materials on this web site is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this web site meet your specific requirements. You hereby indemnify, defend, and hold us and our affiliates and our officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees harmless from and against any and all liabilities and costs incurred in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of this agreement or claims arising from your use of our web site. You shall cooperate with us in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.
This web site contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
All trademarks reproduced on this web site which are not the property of, or licensed to, MyTurtleStore.com are acknowledged on the web site.
Unauthorized use of this web site may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.
Periodically this web site may also include links to other web sites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the web site(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked web site(s).
Your use of this web site and any dispute arising out of such use of the web site is subject to the laws of the state of Florida.
Terms and Conditions for Animal Adoptions
Welcome to MyTurtleStore.com . If you are electing to adopt a Turtle, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which governs MyTurtleStore.com ’s relationship with you in relation to the aforementioned adoption.
The term "MyTurtleStore.com " or "us" or "we" refers to the owner of this company. The term "you" or "your" refers to the customer visiting our website for the purpose of adopting a Turtle.
All animal adoptions are subject to the following Terms and Conditions of use:
You agree that you are not obtaining any Turtle under 4" from MyTurtleStore.com to be used as a pet.
You agree not to hold MyTurtleStore.com or anyone associated with MyTurtleStore.com responsible, for any situation that may arise from possessing or owning a Turtle that you obtained from MyTurtleStore.com .
MyTurtleStore.com makes no promises or assertions as to the length of time that a Turtle/Tortoise may live or remain healthy.
All individuals engaging in a business relationship (for example engaging in a purchase or adoption) with MyTurtleStore.com must be at least 18 years of age or older.
You agree that you understand that Turtles, as well as, many other animals have the ability to carry and transmit salmonella.
You agree to use your Turtle that you receive from MyTurtleStore.com for a bona fide scientific, educational, export or exhibit purpose only.
You agree that you understand that salmonella is a serious disease and that Turtles even if they are free of it now can contract salmonella at any time, and that it is not recommended to allow children to handle Turtles unsupervised. You also agree not to hold MyTurtleStore.com or anyone associated with MyTurtleStore.com responsible for any death, sickness, or illness caused by any Turtle containing salmonella.
You agree that a Turtle that is not properly cared for (timely water changes, proper filtering of the water etc.) can pick up the salmonella disease.
You agree that we don't imply that your Turtle cannot have salmonella now or that it will not get it in the future.
You agree to remain in compliance with all state and federal laws that pertain to possessing a Turtle. You also agree that you have contacted the necessary individuals and determined that it is legal for you to own or posses a Turtle in your state for reasons of bona fide scientific, educational or export purposes and that these are the reasons you wish to obtain a Turtle from MyTurtleStore.com .
You agree that any Turtle with a carapace length of less than four inches that you obtained from MyTurtleStore.com will not be used as a pet in any way, shape or form.
You agree that you will not hold MyTurtleStore.com or anyone that is associated with MyTurtleStore.com under any legal liability for any reason that may arise from owning or possessing a Turtle.
Pursuant to Calf. Law 17CCR26122.1 , Shipments of Turtles under 4 inches are permitted to Governmental Agencies, recognized Research or Educational Institutions for research purposes or to a Zoological Garden for display.
Caution: Turtles may transmit bacteria causing disease in humans. It is important to wash the hands thoroughly after handling Turtles or material that had contact with Turtles. Do not allow water or any substance that had contact with Turtles to come in contact with food or areas where food is prepared. Make sure that these precautions are followed by children and others handling Turtles.
Pursuant to Florida Law, enacted July 1, 2007, a ban was put in place regarding the sale of a Non-native species, the Red Ear Slider within the State of Florida. Any Red Ear Sliders ordered will be substituted for a species that is not banned within the State of Florida, for example Yellow Belly Slider or Mississippi Map Turtle.
Pursuant to Massachusetts Law, a ban was put in place regarding the sale of the Red Ear Slider Turtle within the State of Massachusetts. Any Red Ear Sliders ordered will automatically be substituted for a species that is not banned within the State of Massachusetts, for example Yellow Belly Slider or Mississippi Map Turtle.
Pursuant to Oregon Law, a ban was put in place regarding the sale of turtles and tortoises within the State of Oregon. Any orders containing turtles and or tortoises will be automatically cancelled and refunded. If the order also contains products the customer will be called or e-mailed first to find out if they would like the products cancelled as well.
Pursuant to Maine Law, a ban was put in place regarding the sale of certain turtles and tortoises within the State of Maine. Any orders containing these banned turtles and or tortoises will be automatically put on hold until the customer is contacted and a different animal that is not banned is selected.
*Warning Beware Due To The Complexity Of Live Animals, No Live Animal Order May Be Cancelled, Returned And OR Disputed.
If you have any questions regarding the conditions of use you may email us at
The methods of payment currently accepted are Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Pay Pal, Online Check, Money Order and Personal Check.
All orders must be paid for in full, before they can be processed and prepared for shipping. Money orders and personal checks will be required to clear through the bank, before they can be processed and prepared for shipping. When paying for your order with a check or money order please allow additional time for proper forwarding of your payment. Normally, these payment methods will require an additional 10 business days to process. If you should elect either of these payment methods, and have any questions, you can contact us at
When ordering through the mail, please make sure to include the following:
Personal Check, or Money Order made payable to: Duane Swaniec
Your full name
Complete shipping address making sure to include apartment number if applicable.
The name, item number and description of the item(s) you wish to purchase.
Please be sure that all handwriting is clear and legible, so as not to prevent the timely processing of your request.
Attn: Duane Swaniec
6821 Industrial Ave.
Port Richey, Florida. 34668