6th December 2019


Can you have a tortoise for a pet?

Keep in mind that your pet will mostly interact with you only at feeding time. Though cute, turtles and tortoises do not make good pets for children, especially because they can transmit salmonella. If you do choose to purchase a turtle or tortoise, choose the species carefully.

So, what is the best type of turtle for a pet?

Best Beginner Pet Turtle and Tortoise
  • Choosing a Pet Turtle or Tortoise. Turtles and tortoises can be such a joy for children and adults.
  • Red Ear Slider. Red ear sliders are native to parts of southern United States.
  • Box Turtle. There are several locales of box turtles.
  • Razor-backed Musk Turtle.
  • Russian Tortoise.
  • Greek Tortoise.
  • Red-Footed Tortoise.
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