UPDATED SEPT. 3RD '13
THE TURTLES HAVE STARTED HATCHING BUT ARE STILL A FEW DAYS FROM SHIPPING. YOU CAN NOW GO IN AND PAY YOUR SHIPPING CHARGES AFTER I CALL YOU WITH A SHIPPING DATE. IF YOU ARE USING NEXT DAY AIR (A.M.) DELIVERY YOU CAN PAY ANYTIME BUT I ASK FOR THOSE WANTING THE CHEAPER SERVICE (2ND DAY) THAT YOU MAKE SURE YOUR DAYTIME HIGHS ARE NO MORE THAN 86 DEGREES. PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE WELFARE OF THE TURTLES. I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. IT IS APPRECIATED.
John Richards and Loggerhead Acres Turtle Farm
I started Loggerhead Acres back in 1995 but have been a turtle/reptile enthusiast my whole life going back to the 1960's. It was my dream that I would be able to start a breeding facility and business. It has always been my goal to supply legal and licensed alligator snapping turtles to those who might otherwise never have the opportunity to own one of these amazing creatures. Over the years I have not lost my enthusiasm for the first nest of the year or the first babies to emerge from their eggs. Any questions or problems are always of my interest and concern so do not hesitate to e-mail your questions if you do not see answers provided on the site. But I do ask you thouroughly read the information before submitting questions as sometimes answering all the e-mails can be a bit overwhelming. That being said I do read and review all my mail myself and I will get back to you. I can be difficult to reach by phone so if you need to talk to me keep trying. E-mails are the best way to reach me but again if you need to call me with a specific question be patient. I am the only one packing the boxes and answering phone calls and e-mails so it can be a little crazy at times. I hesitate to use the term "customer service" for solving problems as that implies I am a big operation with a staff of sales people and workers. That is not the case. Any issues are handled by yours truly and I tend to be very favorable towards the customer if problems are encountered with your turtle. I tend not to think of people that purchase as customers but more of a member of our little brotherhood that enjoys this remarkable turtle. As you can see from this site I am passionate about my work with this turtle and hope that I can share with you what I have to offer.