Fedex is the courier for my turtle shipments. Next day priority is $42 and this service in most locations has a guaranteed delivery by 10:30 a.m. This is the service you want to use if the daily high in your area is greater than 86 degrees. The 2nd day service ($25) is good for moderate temps and it is an afternoon delivery that can run into the evening occasionally. But if it is near 90 in your location the day your shipment arrives don't choose 2nd day service. :( You will be sent a Fedex tracking # the day your shipment goes out. Next day priority shipments go out Monday thru Thursday and 2nd day shipments go out Monday thru Wednesday. I can also ship to your work or place of business. Or where you know someone will be home during the day. Saturday delivery is available but must be arranged over the phone and has an additional $15 charge by Fedex. You can also arrange for pick up at the local Fedex distribution center at your convenience. Live arrival is guaranteed and I do appreciate people checking in to let me know their order has arrived and all is well. If there happens to be a problem let me know early on.
Do not attempt to log in to check the status of your order. You will receive a tracking # the evening that I ship you out that will allow you to track your package. This way you can follow your package and see that it has arrived in your location and is out for delivery. You will not learn anything by logging into your account and checking status. That is more of an Amazon.com feature than a turtle farm thing. It is not compatible with my business but it is part of the website template and I cannot disable it.
If you live in Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, or Illinois (Ill. residents e-mail this guy; Scott.Ballard@Illinois.gov) You have a permit process that must be followed before I can ship you. Alaska residents have different shipping costs. KEEP the receipt for your turtle. Someday you may need it for proof of origin.
YOU are responsible for understanding your local laws pertaining to this species. I can answer a lot of questions but laws change and it is impossible for me to keep up with every change.
Finally I ask that you do not request gender as I do not incubate eggs for gender specific babies nor can I visually tell the gender of a baby turtle.
I cannot ship to the following states; Florida, California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, or Hawaii.