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Old 01-12-2012, 09:55 AM
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Default Becoming a new Turtle owner

Hi all,

I intend to own as many reptiles as I can one day but at the moment I'm only really experienced with Bearded dragons/Gecko's.

However I do want to add a turtle of some sort to my collection, so I was wondering if someone could point me in the direction of a Turtle species that isn't particularly hard to care for (I know they're hard work maintenance wise) but just something to get me started, and possibly recommend equipment?
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:16 PM
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Musk turtles stay small (4-6 inches) and are pretty hardy. I have a caresheet available on my website:
Common Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) caresheet -

...and also details/pics of my own setups for you to look at:
My juvenile Common Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) setup -
My adult Common Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) setup -

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Old 01-12-2012, 11:30 PM
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Missisippi map, make sure you get a male if you want a small turtle.
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