Turtles can be an absolute joy to keep, particularly as there personality begins to shine through. However it’s not all fun and games and they can also be a major stress if they are not kept properly.
Too often or not we are overcome by the cuteness of a baby turtle we see in the pet store and make a purchase on impulse, not really understanding the needs of our new pet. Most people don’t realise that the cute little turtle not much bigger than a 50 cent piece will soon turn into large turtle and outgrow the fishtanks that was originally purchased for it.
Fish tanks are great for observation of your new pet but can also become a glass cage that stresses the animal out because it is unable to physically get past this glass barrier it can see straight through.