Today I‘d like to gather all information you need to know before getting a turtle.
Turtles are adorable animals. Who doesn’t love them! You see my personal attraction in all those posts I’ve written about turtles speaking about their food, tanks and basking platforms. I can‘t deny it, I love turtles, well as I love all animals.
Being reptiles turtles have their very specialized set of needs. Every turtle owner needs to provide an excellent environment for their turtles in order to create for them a healthy and happy life.
Why do turtles need a basking platform in their turtle tank? Basking is a natural behavior of turtles that’s important for them in order to stay healthy. Turtles are so-called cold-blooded and need therefore basking in the warmth. This would be somewhere in the sunshine in nature or on a basking platform under a heating lamp.
It’s important to know that the basking platform only needs to be about 10 degrees F warmer than the water temperature in order to lure the turtles onto the platform.
Besides providing your pet snake with a secure and comfortable lockable cage you need to give your snake the appropriate bedding. Why do snakes need bedding? If you have a burrowing snake, what most of the snakes are, you definitely need a good bedding material that offers the appropriate structure for burrowing.
Snakes use bedding material for burrowing as well as for nesting and hiding for privacy reasons. Yes, snakes need a hiding place for their privacy. The perfect bedding material for snakes should be light and soft enough to not irritate your snake’s sensitive skin and eyes.
Your first-most duty and joy as turtle owner is to keep your turtle healthy and happy. Besides providing an appropriately sized turtle tank you need to give your attention to the right food. Turtle food! Like all animals turtles too have their favorite taste and food, and like all animals you need to vary the food you give your turtle pet in order to keep it interested in different kinds of taste and food.
Who doesn’t love turtles? They are such fascinating animals. And – they are perfect pets. Perfect for adults though, not for kids, because they require quite some work and attention toward their habitat and keeping them clean and healthy. It’s an important decision about getting a turtle as a pet, and maybe my post can help you make this decision.