Are Turtles good pets?
Turtles need fresh, clean water and bedding. You should expect to spend about half an hour each day caring for your turtle. You’ll need to find someone to help care for your turtle while you’re gone. Though cute, turtles and tortoises do not make good pets for children, especially because they can transmit salmonella.
What is the cheapest pet turtle?
Here is a general price range for some of the more common types of turtles and tortoises if you are based in North America.
- Red-eared slider $5-$25.
- Common snapping turtle $20-$40.
- Common painted turtle $20-$40.
- Musk turtle $20-$40.
- Common wood turtle $20-$100.
- Albino red-eared slider ~$1,000.
What is the best turtle for a pet?
The Best Pet Turtles (Top 6)
- Pond Slider (Red-Eared Slider / Cumberland Slider) Read Eared Slider. Quick Facts.
- Eastern Box Turtle. Eastern Box Turtle. Quick Facts.
- Painted Turtle. Painted Turtle. Quick Facts.
- False Map Turtle. False Map Turtle.
- African Aquatic Sideneck Turtle. African Sideneck Turtle.
- Razor-Backed Musk Turtles. Razorback Musk Turtle.
How hard is it to have a pet turtle?
Turtles may not be cuddly, but they are awfully cute and generally easy to care for if you’re well researched and prepared. Although turtle-care isn’t too difficult, it’s essential that their environment be well maintained, said Dr. Stewart Colby, DVM and founder of Windward Animal Hospital in Johns Creek, Georgia.