3 Quick facts you need to Know before Buying a Turtle

Turtles are not exactly the easiest animals to care for. They will spend most of their time in the water, and they can sometime be better off left alone, but if you’re considering buying a pet turtle make sure you’ve done your research beforehand.

Turtles are really filthy and you’ll constantly be washing your hands. If you touch your turtle, there’s a chance you could have contracted salmonella, so scrub those hands properly!

Turtles look hidden areas, so make sure your tank is large enough to give your turtle some private areas, perhaps behind a large rock or water ornament. They should also have something to climb to get fresh air, because they’re not always in the mood to swim to the top of the surface.

Tanks need regular cleaning too, so before you buy, know that you’ll be repeating the cleaning out the task every month, and if you can’t keep the tank clean, the turtle can pick up infections.