About Owing a Pet Turtle
Turtles make good pets for some people. Not everyone wants a high maintenance pet, such as a dog, and some people may not be allowed certain pets where they live.
There are many different species of turtle sold in the pet trade, before you get one be sure to learn about the needs of each kind as some grow larger than others, some prefer deep water, and some need shallow water.
Turtles require heat lamps, a basking rock, and a UV lamp.
Each turtle has slightly different food requirements but most eat crickets, turtle pellets, as well as a few greens. Provided you do not use chemicals on your yard you can even pick them dandelion leaves.
Turtles can carry salmonella so it is a good idea to wash your hands after handling them.
Turtles have long lifespans which is a serious consideration when getting a pet.
The turtle in the photo is a Reeves Turtle , they are a small turtle.
Image Credit » Photo by Brenda Nelson, author.