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Painted Turtle


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product highlights

  • Ideal for children 12 & up
  • Lives approximately 30 years
  • Omnivores
  • Diurnal
  • Enjoys basking
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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.

Calcium dust
"Dust" the food with calcium supplement twice a week - ask an associate for details.

Turtles are active during the day and sleep at night.

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Painted Turtle
29.99 New Out Of Stock
Painted Turtle is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome and fun pet I got this turtle for a Christmas gift and it is the best one I have had!
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an AMAZING pet! I have had this guy for about four years now, and he is about seven. I did not buy Howi at a pet store, but found him in the road. Someone crushed the back part of shell, so I took him and he healed nicely. I wanted to release him, but I read that you shouldn't release turtle back (or) into the wild after they've been cared for. He is spoiled and loved, and even though I didn't him, I would recommend this type of turtle who is ready for the long commitment. I am so looking forward to the years I get to spend with my little guy! Please watch out for turtles and all animals crossing the road!
Date published: 2014-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PET! My family found a painted turtle in our yard one day and decided to keep it, thinking it was soo cute! the turtle was very nice (never tried to bite us like some other turtles do) and it didn't mind all the noise in our house (we have a big family and a dog that barks loudly). It's also wasn't as scared of us as cartoons make turtles out to be. I would stroke its shell and even touch its head sometimes and it would just stay there. I'm not sure how old our turtle was when we got him but we had him for 6 wonderful years! It's a great pet for all ages! If you want to get a painted turtle I recommend getting a tank with water but also add some rocks out of the water for it to sun-bathe on. Make sure to keep the tank near a window so sunlight shines on the tank, but not excessively. My turtle liked to eat little fishies after chasing them around the tank, but you can feed it other things too like lettuce, they LOVE lettuce. The only thing I don't like about keeping a turtle (not just this kind) is cleaning the tank, which you should do once week or the water gets yucky. Other than that this is an AMAZING pet!!! Hope this helped!!
Date published: 2010-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This makes an adorable pet! But I do not recommend this turtle to beginners They require a 100 gallon for adults, 50 gallon for juveniles, and 10 or 30 gallon suits a baby painted turtle just fine. Or you can save money and buy a 50 gallon Rubbermaid tub for 30 bucks at any department store. These turtles are semi-aquatic animals which means they need land and water, include at least 8 inches of water with a dock for them to bask. You can use drift wood, piled up gravel, large rocks, etc. A heat lamp with UVB and AVB is necessary for them, to survive indoors with artificial sunlight. These turtles do well with a filter and a heater in their tank. They love eating strawberries, kale, cabbage, mealworms, bloodworms (freeze-dried or live), mosquito larvae, turtle pellets, etc. I'm an animal expert and own over 300+ rescued pets.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing painted turtles!! I think that a painted turtle is one of the most amazing turtle breeds to have.They are intelligent fun and simply amazing to watch as they swim around. I purchased 3 of these little joys about 1 year ago and they are still very loyal pets.You should normally feed them once or twice a day,and you can buy whatever turtle food you need in petsmart. Although they normally eat the food you buy them,i have herd that you can also give them water lettuce.They normally can live in small tanks as babies but as they grow you may need to buy them a bigger tank.The normal lifespan for this turtle breed is aromatically 30 years or maybe a little more if you raise them perfectly.But i love my three little painted turtle babies,and i have a pretty long time to enjoy them since i have 30 years to live with them.And i think they are perfect pets for any turtle lover, so i hope this helped and enjoy your painted turtles. :D
Date published: 2013-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very great I am 10 and I got this as a gift to show that I can be responsible this is a painted turtle so it does not stink it is the best pet I have.
Date published: 2013-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SAMMY :D Sam is my pet mid-land painted turtle and he is the best pet i'v ever had.Sam makes me smile,laugh every day and even when im in the wrost mood i can always walk in my room and see him basking then clawing at the glass wanting me to feed him.I know some people say that painted turtle or any water turtle care is easy but and i have been taking care of sam for 5 years and the only thing thats easy is feeding him,every thing else like tank maintenance, heating and lighting, filters, stubstate, ect. can be a little bit more difficult. for starters you need a HUGE tank and that cost quiet a bit of money, then you need UVB and heat bulbs thats kinda pricey to, then you need big filter, ect. but i have to say the wrost part is cleaning the tank its a weekly job that takes around 30 min. and about 2 hours once a month.But if you can put the time effort and money into taking care of painted turtle it will be fully worth it.
Date published: 2012-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them There really easy to take care of and there really nice animals
Date published: 2013-10-05
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Asked by: jkmmmmmm
PetSmart can't just ship you a turtle. You have to go to PetSmart, pick out your turtle and take it home. They do not offer a shipping service (for good reason)
Answered by: Tribbles
Date published: 2017-09-20

Hello. I'd like to know which pet smart contains these turtles. Cause I've went to 2 of them in my location and couldn't find any. I'm very excited to own a turtle so I'd just like to know before purchasing one online

Asked by: T1921
your best bet is to order from a breeder as you're more likely to receive higher quality animals
Answered by: jaboe
Date published: 2017-09-20

where can I get a painted turtle near 22015.To pick up at store.Can you answer me as soon as possible please. Thank you

Asked by: Joshfcb

How do I find out which stores in my area have turtles available?

Asked by: Keyth

Are there any in yet

Asked by: Bash nash

how big of a tank do they need? are they small? as in the size of a lemon?

Asked by: sue wants a turtle

How can I buy a painted or red eared Turtle from PetSmart?

Asked by: EnkiEA

at what size do u sell a painted turtle?

Asked by: joodie123
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