But if a person does not want to let their turtle go, and as long as they have the required space, then a pet-store turtle is for you. Because when you buy a turtle, you're buying it for life. And if for some reason you cannot keep it any longer, it will have to be handed off to another pet owner (do they refund turtles?). Pet-store turtles are not temporary pets. And if you buy a baby, you may regret it later on when it grows (as it should grow, a lot).
12 Reasons Not to Buy a Pet Turtle or Tortoise | PetHelpful
Our teacher used to have an exotic turtle, and made the students clean the cage. I usually got out of this duty, but one time I protested to having to clean it. She remarked it was a class pet and we were all responsible for taking care of it, but honestly I just did not feel that way. If the teacher wanted to have a pet turtle at home that is one thing, or even clean its cage herself, but to make kids do it? Seriously, I just do not think teachers would get away with this today, which shows how times have changed.
Turtles as Pets: Care & Information | PetSmart
Well, I guess I don't have much to add. But, I thought it was nicely written. I don't care much for turtles, let alone want one as a pet. LOL But, I did enjoy your hub. :)
Pet Turtle & Tortoise Types | PetSmart
They are harmless animals, if we're referring to the kind of turtle that you would purchase as a pet. You wouldn't want to bring home a snapping turtle to your family, but any found at your local pet store are great.Turtles are one of the most popular exotic pets and some turtle breeds have found there way into the . Small turtles are adorable reptiles that make a convenient pet for both apartments and homes. They require less space and less time to take care of than most other furry pets and reptiles. There are over 250 species of turtles in the world. Only a select handful of these actually stay small even in adulthood. Many people want these types of turtles because they become more feasible to care for and find a suitable tank.Before buying a pet, you always want to do your due diligence. Many a pet has wound up on Craigslist or donated to a different owner because their first owner was not properly prepared. Truly, some pets take much more work than others. Turtles make wonderful first pets and are relatively low maintenance — especially small turtles. A common occurrence with pet turtles is that owners will buy the wrong breed and they seemingly never stop growing! That means they have to upgrade to a massive tank or find a new home for their surprisingly big turtle that they may have grown attached to. In this post, I talk about the types of pet turtles that stay small and provide my readers with an overview of turtle breeds.It is very important to stay aware of the differences in size between male and female turtles. As a general rule of thumb, males are typically smaller than females. It is very rare for a turtle to stay tiny, but you can find turtles that stay under 5 to 6 inches. Just because they stay small, you still want to buy a nice sized aquarium so they can stay active and healthy. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend a fortune like you would with some types of turtles. Before purchasing any pet, it is always a good idea to give the decision a lot of thought. Sleep on it. Do your best to determine if you are ready for the responsibility. The next step is the fun part: deciding what type of pet to buy.