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Though there are approximately 270 types of turtles, the following types are considered ideal for beginning turtle pet parents:
Different species of turtles will require various types of food in order to survive and thrive. Be sure to look into the type of diet that your turtle generally has so that you can feed your mini turtles with the right diet. It is also important to keep in mind that many pet tortoise and the smallest turtle species are omnivores requiring a balanced diet of many types of food in order to feel their best. Here are some of the top Turtle foods you could consider:
Turtles are cold-blooded or ectothermic, meaning they assume the temperature of their environment. Environmental temperature determines the activity of your Red-eared Slider. They slow down in cooler temperatures. A heat source is necessary for all reptiles. Besides the water temperature (described above), it is important to manage the basking area temperature. An inexpensive way to do this is to supply a focal heat source using a 100-watt incandescent bulb with a reflector hood; you can purchase other types of heat lamps or ceramic heating elements at specialty pet stores. Use these heat sources as directed. Your heat source should be placed OUTSIDE and above one end of the aquarium over the basking or dry area such that there is no direct contact to the water and more importantly, to the animal, thus avoiding any risk of accidental burning. The basking area temperature (as determined by a thermometer) should be 75º-88º F (24º-31º C). The basking area should have a gradient of temperature such that the turtle can choose a suitable temperature. At night, when sleeping, extra heat and light are not necessary as long as the temperature remains around 65 o - 70 o F (18 o -24 o C). You must provide your Red-eared Slider with a "night time". In the wild the nighttime temperatures usually fall gradually. Sustained lower temperatures may cause the turtle to stop feeding, and will predispose it to illness or infections.
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The more less common are breeds of the box turtle types. They take a lot less water habitat and are happier with just a dry substrate setup for habitat. They tend to be easier to care for but a lot less friendly and full of personality. This is more my style of pet turtle just because I never take mine out but like to just watch it roam in its territory and habitat. I like things quite and simple like that.The many different breeds of turtles can just about be classifed as completely unique animals. Different types of turtles have specific requirements for diet, housing and health care to save on pricey vet bills. Here is a brief overview of the different breeds of turtles that people keep as house pets. I can honestly say that I have had tremendous luck with having painted turtles for patents. I actually found a nest of newborns outside of my house and I decided to have a couple of them as my pets. If you give painted turtles Enough room to move around and roam inside of a decent size habitat they are going to live a happy life. I have is 300 gallon aquarium and I have a couple of turtles inside of there and they are happy as ever and I love taking care of them. Most people will never have that big of a tank but I’m a hardcore pet owner. I would advise the painted turtle just because it’s so simple and it’s pretty easy to take care of and it’s friendly to people somewhat. here is a cool video on types of turtlesWant to learn more? This is a broad overview of the "different breeds of turtles. Check out my lens on the most common "types of pet turtles for more detailed information on choosing a pet turtle. Also make sure to check out the Turtle Guide Book review to learn everything from species identification and everyday care to hibernation and mating.