I have noticed that the local Reptile stores have jacked up the prices on Turtles this year. Common Snapper is $25.? Painteds & Yellow-Bellied are $20. Softshells & Maps are $15.? These juvenile size turtles are all usually $10.
I am in Florida, where Turtles should be cheap considering that there are year-round turtle farms in this state. Anyone have any similar experiences, or am I just dealing with inevitable inflation?
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I have noticed that the local Reptile stores have jacked up the prices on Turtles this year. Common Snapper is ... are year-round turtle farms in this state. Anyone have any similar experiences, or am I just dealing with inevitable inflation?

Hopefully the prices were raised to deter ignoramuses from dropping $10 on an animal they won't invest the time, energy, or money to properly care for. MAYBE this will reduce the number of animals released in Florida (can you say invasion species?) and MAYBE it will reduce the amount of these animals dumped into already overflowing rescues.
Just my perspective. Here's hoping they hit $100 each within the next few years.
fr0glet
Sounds like commodity seafood prices..
I have noticed that the local Reptile stores have jacked up the >prices on Turtles this year. Common Snapper is $25.? Painteds & Yellow->Bellied are $20. Softshells & Maps are $15.? These juvenile size turtles are >allusually $10.

Still a lot cheaper than in Ireland. Peninsula Cooters and Map Turtles are 40euros and when I was in France in 2001 Common Snappers were 47euros and Alligator Snappers were double this at around 95euros

It used to be that you could buy RES for 5euros, now they're not available expect when they're offered in the classified pages, that's where I got my last three RES