How Big Do Pet Turtles Get?

about 6 inches

How long do pet turtles live?

around 40 to 50 years

What kind of turtles stay small forever?

Musk Turtles

Like the mud turtles, musk turtles will live to be around 50 years old. They grow to about 3 to 4 inches in length and stay that size forever. Musk turtles make great pets and are good for owners new to raising turtles. The Stinkpot Common Musk Turtle is actually one of the smallest turtles in the world.

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.

Do turtles grow big?

Male map turtles only grow to 5 or 6 inches, while females can grow up to 7 inches long.