"Like all good reptile momma want to be's I first studied about what type of reptile I wanted and what would best fit my lifestyle. I studied and realized a tortoise was the best fit and a Hermanni Hermanni or Western Herman was what I wanted. I began my search on the internet studying the tortoise along the way. I spoke to some honest people but they only had Eastern Hermans. I spoke to some dishonest people and lost some money and my confidence but I persevered. I spoke to some misguide people who were hybridizing their tortoise by breeding Eastern to Western and calling them Western. I finally found Chris Leone he was honest and very enlightened about the Hermans I received my new family member "Gabriel" in very good shape and now he is thriving
and is beautiful."
Hope Carpenter, TX
"If you are like me, you have often wished that you could buy turtles from someone that truly loves them as much as you do. I can say with all sincerity that Chris truly loves all turtles and tortoises. It is this love that causes him to take great care in their health and breeding, forces him to offer only healthy animals for sale and shipment, and drives him to provide the best and most thorough information available to potential buyers. If it could be truly said of someone that they love their animals too much, it would be Chris. I see that as a good problem to have."
"Chris is a tremendous resource. His expertise with turtles made my introduction to these amazing animals a pleasure. In all of our dealings he has been prompt and reliable."
JoAn Street, ME
"Just wanted to commend you on your excellent work! Your website and habitats are inspiring and quite an example for others.
Good luck. "
James Barzyk, MI
Well, after being disappointed in years past with turtles from individual's classifieds on reptile sites, paying too much and getting too little, I am so glad to have found Chris Leone and Garden State Tortoise. This is one guy you can count on NOT being disappointed with and trust me, he is not in it just for the money. I've gotten five turtles, four different species, from Chris so far and plan to get more come summer when I complete building another pond. For years I've been searching for one particularly special turtle type no one I could find would part with. Chris sold me one out of his personal collection, a proven breeder that I can breed with my own unique male (before I leave this earth). Like that turtle, Chris is one of a kind. I don't know how to express any better what a rewarding experience I've had dealing with Chris except to say once again...Thank You, Chris!
Tony Savage, KY
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Chris Leone from GARDEN STATE TORTOISE is surely a stand up guy. I purchased two beautiful,healthy turtles from him & i couldn't be happier.It was my first time buying turtles online & I didn't really know what to expect.Chris made the entire process as simple & worry free.When I contacted him he responded immediately & went out of his way to make sure my turtles arrived 100% healthy.So if your interested in quality turtles/tortoises at very good prices,GARDENSTATETORTOISE.COM is the place to look.