How to Take Care of Mini Pet Turtles: 6 Steps (with Pictures)

Taking care of pet turtles is not that hard, as long as you pay enough attention to pet's hygiene.
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Though it’s easy to buy a pet turtle in a pet store, Baby Turtle Care can be a little meticulous and sensitive. There are certain signs from baby turtles that you have to take note to know their needs and wants. Taking care of baby turtles is different from taking care of adult turtles, because they are more vulnerable to changes and environmental stress than adult ones. Here are some tips and guidelines on how to take care of a baby turtle as a pet.
How to Take Care of Mini Pet Turtles
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A box turtle is one of the favorite pets to have in the home. The creature will not only bring joy to the owner, but also to the rest of the family members. However, taking care of the box turtle goes beyond placing the animal in a given space. It also involves the following aspects: Pet Turtle Care- How to Take Care of a Turtle | Pet Territory
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Turtles, being reptiles, have very different needs from more traditional pets. Overlooking some of these needs can lead to health conditions and shorter lives. Let's explore what it will take to keep a turtle happy and healthy in your care. Take your turtle to see the vet regularly. Once you receive your turtle, make an appointment with a local vet who sees reptiles and amphibians. (Not all vets do.) The vet will tell you how often you need to bring your turtle in for check-ups. If your turtle has behavioral changes including loss of appetite, sluggishness or diarrhea, take it to the vet for care.Turtles are incredibly long-lived animals. Your average pet turtle or tortoise can live anywhere from 60-100 years, possibly more with good care. Your turtle is less of a pet and more of a family member. A child's turtle will become a family responsibility when they are away at college or in a first apartment which doesn't allow pets. It takes a family to keep a healthy turtle. Your friend will need care when the kids are away, and when you are old and gray. Always think ahead and make sure you have a plan. This means family and friends to provide care when things are tough and a will and estate planning to make sure your turtle's future will always be secure. Turtles are one of the most popular exotic pets and some turtle breeds have found there way into the . Small turtles are adorable reptiles that make a convenient pet for both apartments and homes. They require less space and less time to take care of than most other furry pets and reptiles. There are over 250 species of turtles in the world. Only a select handful of these actually stay small even in adulthood. Many people want these types of turtles because they become more feasible to care for and find a suitable tank.While not considered a traditional choice, turtles are surging in popularity among pet owners. As far as the Pet Race goes, they’re sneaking up on the competition to being a common household member. Though they have a reputation for being slow, low maintenance animals, turtle care comes with its own hurdles and challenges. There is a learning curve on how to take care of a turtle, but we are here to help.When taking care of turtles, remember that different species require different cage setups. Create a good environment for a pet turtle and feed it properly with tips from a reptile specialist in this free video on turtle care.

Expert: James Dix
Bio: James Dix is the founder and owner of Reptile Rescue Service in Salt Lake City, UT. Dix has been working with reptiles for 37 years.
Filmmaker: Michael Burton