My cousin just got a baby turtle for her birthday.
Watch Blue Peter... their turtle should be out in a few months.
Turtle or terrapin? Haha. I have a red eared terrapin. It got really huge. Really huge.
Yeah I own 4 turtle, though they r slow I like them and they r some of my favourite pet animals.
No but i wish i did? hehe. How much are they? Easy to maintain?
It all depends if its a turtle or a tortoise you want, and whatever species you get you REALLY have to do your research on that particular species. I used to have 2 three toed american box turtles, when we first got them we thought they were just tortoises, but they werent, they were meat eaters, so i had to get mealworms etc and they needed all the proper heat lamps and UV lighting. every sepceies is different because they come from different climates.
For a first timer id suggest something like a hermans tortoise which is a vegatairian and very docile.
You also have to make sure they're eating enough etc, alot of reptiles will stop eating and starve themselves for months if they arent happy in their enviroment, thats why i rehomed mine in the end.
Also just a note, wherever you get them from, make sure they were bred in captivity and not taken from the wild, its illeagle to sell wild animals as pets in this country (i think :P), and even if its not, wild ones dont make great pets :P
PS, dispite what you think, turtles and tortoises CAN move VERY VERY fast, fast enough to lose them anyway, george managed to run away twice and i only looked away from him for a second or two.
Technicly turtles live in water and tortoises live on land, however alot of americans call tortoises turtles.
I thought tortoises die if they go in water cos they can't swim?