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Eastern Painted Turtles (chrysemys picta picta) - Captive Bred 2016 Hatchlings.


Please be mindful of your local laws regarding native turtles.  In some cases you will be required to have a permit to keep native species.

Permits are required for New York and Virginia.   Maryland is considering a new law right now.



In 1975 a Federal Law was inacted making it illegal to sell a "pet" turtle or tortoise with a shell size of less than 4 inches, except for educational and scientific purposes. 

It is completely legal for a private individual to own a baby turtle so long as you understand owning it is for personal education or scientific purposes. 

This document is universal among lawful companies selling under 4 inch turtles/tortoises. 

These documents are NOT sent or shared with anyone, they are simply filed away for our records as required by this law.


Before we can ship your baby turtle or tortoise we need you to complete the .pdf document below. 

You can enter your information and email it from within the .pdf itself, or you can print and fax it to us.
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100% Live Arrival Guaranteed + 10 Day Money Warranty!

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  1. cutest turtle ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jul 2014

    The turtle came happy and healthy and super cute. They were able to ship faster than we expected and it arrived right on time. Overall this is a great store to buy from.

  2. I killed a turtle! 1 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Sep 2013

    Hello, my name is Holli Carpenter. I live at

    28001 Storms Rd.
    West Mansfield, OH 43358
    (937) 243-9712

    I ordered a baby turtle on a Saturday. I was not aware that Florida Herps was closed because I never bothered to read their terms or even look at the huge graphic at the top of their website that has their hours clearly posted. So I was pissed I didn't get my turtle on Sunday. They shipped on Monday and it arrived on Tuesday. It was over 93F outside my house when it arrived and again I failed to read their terms. When I was forced to check the box saying I read and understood their terms, I lied. My bad.

    My turtle died do to my lack of responsibility. I should have know better than to order when its that hot, but I am not very smart.

    When I got my tracking number Monday night I saw the estimated delivery time was 4:30pm! I contacted Florida Herps and asked why it wasn't going to be here in the morning. They replied that because I live 100 miles away from any town that it will take longer. They told me I had the option to have it held at FedEx, but I am a fat lazy bitch and I'll be damned if I do a damn thing.

    Of course my turtle died within a few days and I know my weather voided my warranty. But I am still pissed and blaming Florida Herps is a lot better than being an adult and excepting my roll in its death.

    So if you are going to order from this website PLEASE read their terms so you don't make the same mistake I just did, I feel like a complete dumbass for what I did and just wanted to let you all know.

    Sorry I killed one of your turtles Florida Herps.

    Holli Carpenter
    28001 Storms Rd.
    West Mansfield, OH 43358

  3. Love it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jun 2013

    I ordered my baby turtle about a year ago! I was a little worried to get a turtle shipped to me since they are illegal to sell in NC but this site was great! The day after I ordered him he arrived alive and well! Everyone told me it was a waste of money and he was not going to live for more than a month but he did. A year later and he is about 3 inches big (He grew about 2.5inches)! He came to college with me and has be transported and move many times! He is now in the office at my dads work and is still a big hit! He's not the brightest turtle but I love him and this is the site to get them at!

  4. Baby Eastern Painted Turtles<3 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Nov 2012

    Ok, so I had been asking my parents for a while to get me a turtle since my lizard died in July, and I came accross this website. At first I wasnt sure about having them arrive through mail, but when I opened the package the little baby was perfectly fine! At first he didnt move a lot, but when we we put him in the water he started to swim! I would highly reccomend Florida Herps to anyone who is looking for a reptile! oh and when i got him he was not even an inch long... very tiny! Hes doing great now and I've had him for about 2-3 months and hes is eating and doing fantastic! I almost made the mistake of buying from Turtle Shack (they abuse their turtles) thank god I didnt! haha

  5. My Sidney 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Oct 2012

    I receivied my little painted turtle in excellent condition. He is a darling little guy and I am enjoying him even though I am an old lady. I would recommend Florida Herps to anyone interested in reptiles.

  6. Cutest things ever! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Oct 2012

    Just got my turtle on october 5th and omg he is sooo cute! At first he wasnt moving that much, but when I put him in the water he was very active! The first two days he didnt eat but he started eating on the third day after I got him. He arrived safely packaged. Thank you Florida Herps!

  7. Awesome turtle 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Sep 2012

    I couldn't believe it... we had been looking for baby turtles for a long time. I thought the price was great and they arrived the next day. Healthy, great eater and we love it.

  8. Eastern Painted babies 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Sep 2012

    Got 2 Eastern painted babies yesterday and they are wonderful. A little skittish still but doin good and arrived when said.

  9. Review of Eastern Painted Turtle Hatchlings 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Aug 2012

    The hatchling E, Painted Turtles that were sent to us by Florida Herps were tip-top. They arrived packaged well the next day after ordering. They began eating right out of the shipping container! Super-healthy, very clean, perfect specimens. Being a Species Propagation Specialist with the Audubon Society, I can undestand the attention to proper husbandry fostered at Florida Herps. I would highly recommend these little guys to anyone willing to take the time to care for them as well as Florida Herps obviously did.

  10. Hatchling E. Painted Turtle Review 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Aug 2012

    As an Educator and Species Propagation Chairman for the Audubon Society, much of my time is spent studying and caring for young creatures of all types. I can attest to the quality of the young turtles (3) that Florida Herps shipped to me. They arrived well packed and on time. The little guys started eating immediately after being situated in their vivarium. I would recommend these to anyone willing to devote the time to care for them properly. For you will, no doubt, like I did, receive healthy stock.
    Thank you Florida Herps!

  11. Cute cute cute!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jul 2012

    I got my baby 3 days ago, and he is lively and eating well, and perfectly happy. Thank you Florida Herps!! I'll never buy from anyone else.

  12. OMG He is soooo Cute! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jul 2012

    We brought two turtles a Easter ad Southern Painted.We never expected them to be so small. My daughter is estatic. She loves them. We brought them for her birthday. I recommend Florida Herps to everyone. They made her birthday extra special.

  13. Very very small and just adorable! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jun 2012

    I decided to get this turtle with my Mississippi Map and she was almost half his size! She is the size of a quarter when I put her on top of it. If you are looking for a turtle with personality this is the one to get!

    Definitely will buy again from this site and only this site!

  14. Cute! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jun 2012

    These are very personable turtles. You'll be happy with them I am sure.

  15. Get these! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jan 2012

    If you want nice pet turtles these are the ones!

  16. Nice Colors! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Dec 2011

    These baby turtles were active from the second I placed into their tank. I bought a couple last year from turtlesource that died within 2 weeks. Thank you for sending me a perfect pair, I will buy from you again next year.

  17. Perfecto! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Aug 2011

    I just got my new baby turtles today. they are enjoying their new home and have already eaten. thank you for the fast shippng

  18. A+ Internet Company and Shipping!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Mar 2011

    My review of this product and company is best on all we talk about in messages to each other. Read these messages to understand why I say this company is "A+ Company" in my book!

    •Re: Order #6743
    24th Feb 2011 @ 7:17 PM

    Florida Herps Said:

    I'm sorry Willie, we only have unsexed babies. Do you want us to ship one or cancel your order? Sorry about that...


    •Male vs Female turtle
    25th Feb 2011 @ 12:36 PM

    I Said:

    I would like a male eastern painted turtle hatchling, but if you are unable to identify, please make a professional selection of a male turtle for my son. He would love to receive a male and not a female hatchling for his educational studies. When is the deliver date?


    •Re: Male vs Female turtle
    25th Feb 2011 @ 1:09 PM

    Florida Herps Said:

    Our next shipping day is Monday for delivery first thing Tuesday morning. A signature is required at time of delivery. Please let us know if this will okay.



    25th Feb 2011 @ 1:56 PM

    I Said:

    Yes! I or Someone in my office will sign
    on Tuesday.


    •100% Live & Healthy Guarantee
    25th Feb 2011 @ 2:05 PM

    I Said:

    I would like to know if the hatchling has had an examination by a Veterinarian.


    •Examination by a Veterinarian
    25th Feb 2011 @ 4:29 PM

    I Said:

    I would like to know if the hatchling has had an examination by a Veterinarian.


    •Re: Examination by a Veterinarian
    25th Feb 2011 @ 5:53 PM

    Florida Herps Said:

    We have hundreds of just Easterns and thousands of other baby turtles - 100% captive bred there is no reason for a Vet to waste their time examining these guys as they are NOT captured in the wild. If you would like Dr. Bill to examine and issue a State Certified Health Certificate that will be $49.00. Honestly I dont know where you are getting all your concerns? Have you had a bad experience with another company or something? I mean your first comment to us was you dont want "B" grade turtles, really? Who would ship b grade turtles to someone? If you've done your homework and checked out Florida Herps I would think you would understand just how good of a company we are, you will NOT find 1 single bad thing about our company anywhere.

    Let me know if you want the Vet. to check out your turtle before we ship.



    •Our First Turtle
    25th Feb 2011 @ 6:37 PM

    I Said:

    This is our first turtle, our first buy from the internet store, not from a pet store. The homework I have done showed some internet store sale "B" grade turtles. I do not know anything about your company but was very happy to see your shipping policy "100% Live & Healthy Arrival + A Full 10 day Money Back Guarantee" and your professional website. I asked all this question because I am new to the pet buy business over the internet. I am looking to save money not loss money. I would like to receive the most healthiest Eastern Painted Turtle.

    Thank you for your help!


    •Re: Our First Turtle
    26th Feb 2011 @ 1:09 PM

    Florida Herps Said:

    I understand. And any "Pet Store" that is selling under 4" turtles or tortoises is comitting a Federal Felony! We just had a small ma and pa pet shop in Naples get raided for doing that. I am glad you did your homework, there are some good websites that review all of us, and formus where people post problems with reptile companies. www.FaunaClassifieds.com has the BIO or Board of Inquiry, and there is an independant firm that rated reptile companies last year: www.ReptileRetailerReviews.com and there is always the Better Busniess Bureau. But honestly the places I find "B" grade animals being sold are classified sites - those are mostly locally caught animals being sold be kids.

    We will ship your turtle on Monday for delivery first thing Tuesday morning - weather permitting of course.

    Thank you,


    •BBB Member
    26th Feb 2011 @ 8:20 PM

    I Said:

    Is you company a member of the BBB?


    •Re: BBB Member
    26th Feb 2011 @ 8:30 PM

    Florida Herps Said:

    Yes. We have earned our "A" grade, we didnt buy it like some. We refuse to pay the BBB $600 for their acreditation "A" as they sell those to anyone. They even gave the terrorist group Hamas an A. If you search google for "BBB Hamas" you'll see what I mean. Please check out our BBB file, we have an A grade, never lost a case - and didnt buy the BBB off to get our grade.


    •What does this mean?
    27th Feb 2011 @ 10:19 PM

    I Said:

    BBB Accreditation: Florida Herps Inc is not a BBB Accredited business.



    •Re: What does this mean?
    28th Feb 2011 @ 2:17 AM

    Florida Herps Said:

    That is our BBB report. We have an A-.

    Everyone starts with a "C" and it goes up or down from there depending on complaints or more to the point the outcome of those cases. We have never been found guilty of doing anything "wrong" nor lost a case - that is all in the report there....so our grade has gone up.

    We could write the BBB a nice $600 check and they would give an "A+" and something they call Acreditation or whatever. Think about for a min. What is the point of an "independant" non-profit organization that you can "buy off"? If you can answer that you are smarter than I. We refuse to buy our grade, instead we have chosen to earn it. We have had 3 complaints from customers since 1996. Not one of them had a case against us and they were dropped - that is how our grade was raised. We need one more complaint to win against and we'll have an "A". Two more and we'll get a nice shiney "A+". It would really mean something if they werent able to be bought off. Honestly I think the BBB is a joke, but we do play along with them and that is why they like us and have given us a favorable grade.

    Go click the link on the BBB report where is says, "What is Acreditation?" and read that silly crap. See whats missing from all that text? The fact that you must PAY FOR IT! In Florida they want $585 PER YEAR. For that we get an A+ and a link to place on our website to make customers feel and warm and fuzzy inside. Once you understand the BBB, its pretty clear that are simply in this for the money - and remember - they are NON-PROFIT!

    We told our local chapter of the BBB (Clearwater, FL) "NO! We will not pay you for our grade." They try to sell this to us every year in July. Did you read about how they sold Terrorist Groups A+ grades? I find them worthless, but like I said, we do cooperate with them. Maybe 20 or 30 years ago the BBB stood for something honest, but today with the power of the internet - I think there are better ways to research a company.

    I did check out the company you work for. I found no BBB report, but did find a website that had 4 reviews - you were given a 3 star rating out of 6 stars, or basically a 50% = F.


    That is 4 pissed of customers out of how many customers total since the company started? I also understand that for the most part only people that are mad take the time to write such things on the internet. So for me personally, I wouldnt hold this against your firm - but I am sure some people would and do. You guys are lucky those 4 didnt file BBB compaints as well. ;)

    Anyways, by Tuesday morning you'll have your new turtle (I will email pictures of YOUR turtle I personally picked out) and the transaction will have gone flawlessly. I hope your son enjoys his new turtle. If you guys have any questions please just ask. We even answer emails at 1:17am!!!


    •Your Company is an "A+" in my Book!
    28th Feb 2011 @ 12:10 PM

    I Said:

    I must say your company is an "A+" in my book! The old saying says "The first impression is the lasting impression", I am very impressed with your company and your professionalism.

    Note: The Architecture corporation I work for focus on Hospitals, Surgical Specialty Centres, Medical Center, Adult Day Cares, Adult Retirement Communities, etc.
    (see website www.bradley-blewster.com)

    Bradley-Blewster & Associates has provided services for the commercial and institutional clients since 1980.

    I have work with BBA since August 7, 2000.

    Final Note: The Holy Bible say in Matthew 5:41 "...whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two."

    I ask you about your company and you give me all the information I needed and more! (We even answer emails at 1:17am!!!)

    This is not just a internet store, pet store, or a business, this is the work of the Lord!

    May the Lord richly bless you and the works of your hands!!!

    p.s. We are looking forward to receiving our turtle.


    •Re: Your Company is an
    28th Feb 2011 @ 12:17 PM

    Florida Herps Said:

    Thank you for the kind words. We havent shipped your turtle yet (FedEx shows up about 5pm) but here is your tracking number: 796810015663

    Thank you again for your business and enjoy your new turtle!


    •The is Turtle Home!
    1st Mar 2011 @ 12:17 PM

    I Said:

    I recevied the turtle at 9:00am at the office. I went home and place the turtle in its new home.

    We will be sending photos.

    Note: This was an "A+" shipping!!!!