Ontario SPCA RVT reading to a dog. The Ontario SPCA has some wonderful Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) employed within our organization. We’re excited to have a whole month to celebrate them! It’s no secret that a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)) is an integral part of any animal health care team, but they are particularly valuable … Continue reading It’s RVT …

Well, it's hard to say, really. The way I define it is that a turtle hobbyist is someone who learns as much as he or she can about turtles, tries to create a nature-like environment for them (which is part of the hobby), and studies the natural science of turtles to learn as much about turtles as he or she can. A turtle hobbyist is kind of like a turtle scientist, not just someone who feeds his or her turtles and hopes they do okay.
2. This must be made up. Who lets a COLD-BLOODED animal wander around a cold apartment without supervision? Even pet stores (who couldn’t care less how long the thing lives after the warranty is over) will tell you that adequate heating is required. Plus, most people can research if their tortoises can withstand the climate outdoors, saving much the hassle with temperatures.

Slider Turtles for sale –    Most noteworthy as the most popular pet live turtles for sale in the USA, the red ear slider has a long history in the pet trade.  Because the red eared slider for sale is a staple of aquatic turtle for sale since decades ago, slider turtles for sale have been kept for many years by a wide variety of hobbyists.  Most noteworthy, both beginner turtle keepers as well as those who are experienced in keeping aquatic turtles for sale.  Also, as way back as 1960, baby slider turtles for sale were sold in dime stores, and unfortunately many died.  Originally, they were not kept as aquatic turtles for sale.  Confusingly, due to a lack of knowledge of the children who begged their parents to buy them real live baby turtles for sale.
A popular aquatic turtle for sale, the Golden thread is one of the most beautiful freshwater turtles for sale in the world.  Partly because of their beautiful golden stripes and rich emerald-and-mahogany carapace, the golden thread turtle (Ocadia sinensis), also called the Chinese stripe-necked turtle, is one of eastern Asia’s most beautiful aquatic turtle species.  Lastly, Golden’ thread turtles for sale are available from time to time as captive bred babies from turtle breeders and turtle stores.
" . . . My son and I captured a nickel-sized hatchling painter this year, and held onto it for a day. My son begged and pleaded to keep it. Instead, we released it on the same lake where we found it (albeit a little closer to our house). A few months later we saw a small tortoise off the pier, near where we had released it. It had doubled in size and was covered in some algae, looking healthy and happy. We're so lucky to live near a turtle's natural home and to visit him like a neighbor!"
First, every reptile lover can tell you that you don't need nearly that much space. From Reptiles Magazine. "A 30-gallon tank is the absolute minimum size for smaller species measuring between 4 and 6 inches. For turtles between 6 and 8 inches, a 55-gallon tank is appropriate. And for turtles measuring more than 8 inches, tanks in the 75- to 125-gallon range are a better choice." According to this article, it would require 3-4x the tank size. That's grossly incorrect.
Tanning beds are for turtles too! Your turtle needs a basking area; make sure the land area is not too high or close to the top of the aquarium or near the bulb, where the turtle might accidentally burn himself. Use a 60-watt basking lamp to produce temperatures of 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit. You can reduce the air temperature by 10 degrees at night.
This 2015 photo provided by Chris Leone of Garden State Tortoise shows a Eastern Hermann's tortoise in Galloway, N.J. Turtles may seem like the perfect low-maintenance pet—less work than dogs and cats and more interactive than fish. And they can make wonderful pets. But experts say you should know what you're getting into first and how much work will be involved. (Chris Leone/Garden State Tortoise via AP)
Choose from a variety of pet reptiles for sale including snakes, lizards, turtles and more. Find the perfect companion, from desert-dwelling dragons and sun-loving snakes to nocturnal geckos and invertebrates. Or if you want to make a splash with aquatic turtles, frogs or toads, we have what you're looking for in local stores near you. Some pets are only available seasonally, but we carry a variety of reptile supplies year-round, in-store and online at PetSmart!
" . . . My son and I captured a nickel-sized hatchling painter this year, and held onto it for a day. My son begged and pleaded to keep it. Instead, we released it on the same lake where we found it (albeit a little closer to our house). A few months later we saw a small tortoise off the pier, near where we had released it. It had doubled in size and was covered in some algae, looking healthy and happy. We're so lucky to live near a turtle's natural home and to visit him like a neighbor!"
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