What kind of turtle do you have or would you recommend to get?

I am thinking about getting a turtle for my boys. What kind would you recommend and what do you need to take care of that specific type? Thank You!

Asked By: jandismommie - 2/23/2009
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All this information is very good! i actually agree with all of it, and the info. and care tips is good. red eared slider? - BIG turtle, but they are also loving and playful and a fun species to have. Red eared sliders are basically as common as cats or dogs. But they require a lot more hard work (labor basically) to... More
Answered By: Veronika S. - 2/23/2009
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I would suggest a red-eared slider which is a very popular turtle in the pet trade. Whenever working with aquatic turtles you will need to make sure that the aquarium space is kept extremely clean and that hands are always washed after handling the turtles. I have a soft spot for russian tortoises which are a small... More
Answered By: wapsilady - 2/23/2009
I'm recommending RES (Red Eared Slider) more than 5 inchies. It's a semi-aquatic type. It's a very common type of turtles for pet and worldwide. It's easily adaptable and doesn't get sick easily... More
Answered By: Bloated B - 2/23/2009
I prefer painted turtles to sliders, esp western painter turtles. It depends what part of the country you're from... More
Answered By: caz223 - 2/23/2009
I assume you are wanting an easy starter turtle for an indoors setup? My favorite for that situation is a diamondback terrapin. If you buy yours captive-born, freshwater raised (and I can recommend an excellent online breeder with whom I have done business in the past) they are very hardy and easy to keep--in my... More
Answered By: Kame - 2/23/2009
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