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.
Can you buy turtles at PetSmart?
Along with their interesting history, turtles have excellent eyesight and a keen sense of smell. They’re fun to care for and fascinating to watch, making them popular pets for families and hobbyists alike. PetSmart stores cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.
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.