I accept paypal, checks and money orders. If paypal the payment must be sent as a gift (to Family & Friends) or if sent the regular way you must include 3% to the total price for the tax that they take out on my side. Checks and money orders must clear before shipping. When the payment is received I do my best to get the animal(s) out as soon as possible, depending on the weather and I prefer to ship early in the week. I do all of my shipping through Fed Ex and if possible would like to ship directly to your closest FedEx for you to pick it up, this way the animal(s) spend less time bouncing around on a (possibly hot) truck. I've been shipping snakes and turtles for almost 10 years now, and it's rare for there to be problems during shipping, I pack the container(s) in nice and tight in a box with newspaper and styrofoam insulation and a cold pack or heat pack if needed. I guarantee live arrival as long as temperatures aren't over 88 degrees or lower than 37 degrees, and the package must be signed for on the first try. Guarantee is void if package just gets left at your door. I prefer to ship Priority Overnight, which is delivery by (usually) 10:30 am, if shipped to be held for pick up the package can be available to you as early as 9 am. A tracking number will be provided to you as soon as I arrive home from dropping the package off at Fed Ex, you can check the status of your package at fedex.com. All animals advertised are 100% healthy and feeding (unless otherwise noted), I can guarantee the animal(s) for the first two days or so. After the animal gets to you it is pretty much out of my hands but I'm always available to you for any questions you may have. If there is a problem with your shipment I'll need to be notified within 24 hours, if something does happen to your animal(s) you will get a refund minus shipping expenses or a replacement. It is up to you as a buyer to know your state laws. All turtles under 4" are sold for research purposes only, not as pets.