>>Getting one as pet
Before getting a turtle, ask yourself the purpose for buying it. If you are looking for cuddly pets to hug and to train, well turtles are definitely not a good choice. Turtles are friendly and beautiful creatures if you give them proper care, they are also fun to watch! It is best if you raise a turtle from young, you can never get enough satifaction to see your happy slider swimming around!
Turtles and tortoises are not advisable for young children. They might possibly put the turtle or tortoise in their mouths and that is dangerous and can infect the children with salmonella. Adult usually has better immune system against bateria and so need not worry too much. Please note that other pets like cats and dogs can have bateria too.
Do not treat your pet turtle as toy. They are not to be broken and thrown!
Bear in mind the responsibilty required in looking after a pet turtle as well as time. You will need to acquire some basic knowledge about your pet first before getting one or there might be lack of proper care! Surf around the site to find out more about red-eared slider if you plan to get one. If you want to get other species of turtle, go and search under the turtle's species name on search engines. Some points to note:
- The responsibility is life-long. That means you must take care of the pet till it dies and not just for a moment of interest.
- Buy a nice home for your pet before buying your pet. Cost is another thing to consider now and in future.
- You must have the space to allocate your pet.
You might find that it is quite a heavy responsibily, but it is the same for keeping any other pets. For more information about keeping a red-eared slider, click on the links on the left menu column.