As cats and dogs continue to fight it out for the world’s favorite pets, there is a quiet back runner slowly making its way up the poll and into the hearts and homes of potential pet owners. While you might not want them sleeping in your bed at night, the exotic reptile is proving itself to be an intriguing and low maintenance option for pet ownership. Snakes and lizards might seem the most obvious choice in the world of reptiles but even the humble turtle is making something of a resurgence with its playful character and easy care. So who
If you’re thinking about starting a reptile hobby, a baby bearded dragon is a great choice to start with. Not only are they cute, but they make a great dog alternative if a dog isn’t an option. They’re one of the easiest pets to maintain. Plus in my experience, they make really good pets for kids too. They’re a lot easier to maintain than my turtles. Buying bearded dragons from an early age and putting in the time to care for them, including lots of petting, will yield wonderful results. I’ve said this before and at the risk of saying
If you’re thinking about adopting or purchasing a yellow belly slider turtle, you’ll need to know what goes into their feedings. First off, turtles are messy and require constant care to keep their tanks clean. What goes in must come out and when it comes to turtles, there’s a lot that comes out, let me tell you. Having a good filter is a must, not an option. Some aquarium kits come with filters but they’re not going to be enough for turtles. You need a big filter. An aquarium vacuum will also help but one sure way to prevent a
It’s best if you skip ordering your yellow belly slider turtles online and head to your nearest pet store. It’s a much better option because you’ll be able to see your turtle before you buy it. You can check it for any issues that might arise in the future. Check its eyes, nails, shell, etc for any flaws. By buying your turtle in person instead of online you’ll also be able to talk to them about how much your turtle is eating, what it’s been eating, and what kind of water conditioner they’ve been using as well as calcium blocks.
If you’ve decided to adopt or purchase a yellow belly slider turtle, there are some important things you need to purchase before you buy your turtle. Turtles can be expensive depending on how much you have to spend on your aquarium. For every inch of turtle, you need a ten-gallon tank; 1 inch=10 gallons, 12 inches=120 gallons (full grown female turtle). It depends on what size turtle you adopt or buy as to what size you can get away with during the first year or so. After that, you’ll need to go ahead and purchase a large aquarium because they grow