Resident Aquarium Nerd
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Turtles as Pets
For my birthday I'm going to be getting another pet. However, I'm having trouble deciding ^_^;. One of the animals I'm thinking of getting is a turtle. I've done quite a bit of research on them, however, I want owners' opinions.
I'd probably get a Red-Eared Slider...so if anyone has one, it'd be great if you could share your opinions on them.
Firstly, I know turtles are alot of work...but this wouldn't be a problem. However, I'd like to know about how many hours a day I would have to spend on caring for my turtle. I have school, and i want to make sure I could handle it.
Secondly, I know that turtles live a long time but how much does an average Red-Eared Slider live?
Thirdly, is it better to get one turtle or will it get lonely? My friend has an 8-year-old Red-Eared Slider that lives alone and it seems fine.
Fourthly, is a turtle an animal you can interact with? Do they like attention? During excercise time where do you usually let them roam? Can you let them swim in a baby pool or walk around in a pen outside? Can they be handled? Do they just hide in their shell and not move when taken out (seems like they would)?
lol, sorry for all the questions...I just wanna know what I'm getting into XD
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