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RE: "temperature sexed"- how reliable

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Posted by: zovick at Sat Mar 20 12:39:27 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by zovick ]  
   

That is an extremely high fee. Many professionals set their fees very high for procedures they don't really wish to perform. Maybe that is the case with this place you contacted. You may need to go to a different office. Also check where the vet was trained to do the procedure. This procedure requires post-graduate training, after attending vet school. Many courses on it are given by UGA's Dr. Steven Divers, the pioneer of tortoise endoscopy.

My cost to have 10 (ten) Radiated Tortoises done last week at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital by Dr. Divers was $500 (five hundred dollars). Normally prices run $50-75 per animal there. Cost is somewhat dependent upon the sizes of the tortoises, because they charge for the procedure itself and for the medications given, and lareger ones require larger amounts of meds.

If there is a vet school near you, check with their exotics department to see what pricing they would give you for the procedure. This worked out well for a friend of mine in CA.


   

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