- Ideal for children 12 & up
- Lives approximately 30 years
- Enjoys basking
Did you know that turtles have been on the earth for more than 200 million years? That means the distant relative of that cute little shelled reptile you're considering adding to your family walked the earth at the very same time as dinosaurs! Along with their interesting history, turtles have excellent eyesight and a keen sense of smell. They're fun to care for and fascinating to watch, making them popular pets for families and hobbyists alike.
Things to remember
It's best to only handle your turtle when necessary, such as when cleaning the habitat.
Water turtles need an environment that has both areas for swimming, and dry land areas.
Turtles are omnivores and eat mostly insects, worms and small fish, as well as certain plants and vegetables.
"Dust" the food with calcium supplement twice a week - ask an associate for details.
Turtles are active during the day and sleep at night.
Here's some information about how to choose the proper habitat for your turtle.
Visit our Turtle and tortoise guide to learn more about the traits and behaviors that make turtles great pets, plus find care information and the products you'll need to keep them healthy and happy.
PetSmart offers several different types of turtles. Contact your local PetSmart to find out which ones they carry. Here's some information to help you make an educated decision about which turtle species will best fit your family.
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