Pets are a very important part of a kid’s life, approximately the 87% of houses in the United States have at least one animal as a pet and even when that number works as a total, that percentage keeps getting bigger and bigger as time passes. A dog or a cat is a very pleasant company, one is the best friend for a kid and the other is more of a house ruler, birds are very cute (and loud) and don’t need that much time, but there are kids and grownups that really need something different.
As not everyone lives in a big house, or have time for taking care of a pet, turtles are one of the best options (if not the best) when a pet is the topic. They are an option that is aesthetic, because the tank can be shown as house decor, even more of the tank actually a good copy of their original environment, there are many tools, like plastic rocks or lanterns that will copy solar light that may make the task easier and turtles happier; they are too, small enough to be kept in rooms, let alone apartments so the space issue is totally solved, as is the fact that they won’t ever kill or bite and have only a few animals who would try to do some harm to them (such as mouses); also they are known to be the living example of a long life since they live more than 100 years and won’t ever cause any allergies and as they are some calm and easy to be with they will make a good company when it comes to listening, serving as well as any other animal as a pet (apart from the security duties dogs solve)
Map turtles, wood turtle, mud turtle, painted turtle and chicken turtle are the most adapted, and common, of all reptile species to be kept as pets and the numbers are getting on and on for being the answer for allergic children calling for a pet, also they can perfectly live in any reduced space because they only need a tank with access to water for swimming, a dry place for basking and food with all its vitamins and substrates. They also won’t take a lot of time since they only need to be fed once a day and do the maintenance of the water about once a week too, also, if the Zoo Med Wipe Out Cleaner, cleaning the tank will be even easier. They are totally friendly and won’t bite nor fight anyone who tries to touch them, all though females do tend to be a bit dominant among each other. They, also, won’t grow more than 10 inches (as huge) and will get there very slowly.
As for tanks, they need to have a good environment condition if they are wanted to live as much. For creating a healthy environment, choosing Fluker’s Castle Crib Reptile Basking Platform and the Exo Terra Intense Basking Spot Lamp will solve any light issue, being complimented for each other, it is only needed to choose the location of the tank depending on where is going to be the lamp to keep the turtle comfortable. Also water, hot or cold, just like humans, can affect the turtles, so the Exo Terra Thermometer or the Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity Gauge will make an owner’s life easier and the Zoo Med ReptiSafe Instant Terrarium Water Conditioner will prevent the turtle to get infected by any bacteria even humans are exposed to.
Beside the fact that turtles actually suffers from health issues very seldom, with these products, the few work a turtle need, will be even less and faster than ever before. How to Take Care of Wood Turtle. Turtles will always be there as the best option for anyone with allergies, they won’t be aggressive ever and won’t be affected for space or loudness issues, also is perfect for those who work all day for they are very easy to maintain happiness, and by the way, keep a kid or anyone in seek of some quiet-kind company happy too.