So I contact a “breeder” on morphmaket. Met in person for the transaction to avoid scams. I bought 2 Central american turtles roughly 3-4 inches (9 months according to him), softish shells (signs of metabolic bone disease); I figured I can turn them around as I have done with other turtles I received (I was wrong).
Both turtles died day 3 and day 5. The first 2 days the turtles would not move, eat, drink. Just sleep under their basking light. I figured maybe stress from a new environment. I left them in their enclosure. by 2.5 days one of died. Msged the seller/breeder. Nothing for 24hrs. I thought I got ghosted. He replied finally.
I made an appt with the vet. Day 5 of owning the turtles the other died and vet stated resp. infection and likely cause of the first death. I tried working with this breeder to make it easy as possible for him. I said we can meet up in person like before for a trade for another turtle and I would bear most of the loss (I figured he would be willing to talk and meet vs ghosting me). He continued his games of flipping back and forth on plans. He said meet lets meet this weekend if not I’ll ship out monday. He hits me up again stating I’m at fault and none of his turtles are sick or dead. Let’s meet monday. I agreed monday morning he refuses to meet and to send a vet invoice. I felt like I did not want to give this person anything esp. my information. I stated lets meet in person like before for more than fair trade (1 turtle vs a full refund) I’ll bring the 2 frozen turtles and the vet invoice. He claimed I was a scammer and that both my turts were alive and I wanted extra turtles. I sent a video of the frozen turtles and invoice but blacked out for privacy. In a fit of anger I stated I would post this online and he threatened me by stating no one will do business with me. Also NOT once has he apologized for the loss of 2 dream turtles I was really hoping to raise. During this 6-7 days of hell, trolling and heart string pulling. I’m here asking for help from you guys, the reptile community.
Not a BOI! Just asking for some insight.