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    Turtles As Pets!

    I'm thinking of getting a pet turtle. I was wondering if it would be a clean, low maintence pets. I at this time cannot get a dog. I am not a cat person. I would like a pet that is not a fish. I was also wondering about the cost and if it would conceivable for me to have one. I don't want to get a pet and then have to give it away. Also do turtles need other turtles around them for companionship?? Thanks in advance for the replies!

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    My college roommate had a turtle and I have to say that if she slacked on cleaning his aquarium, it smelled so bad! I think she had to clean it weekly to keep it from getting smelly. So while the turtle itself might be low maintenance, its habitat is not.

    What about a bunny or sugar glider or something like that?

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    No pet is really low maintenance because you really have to look after the habitat as well as the pet.

    Turtles can carry salmonella so wash your hands well after handling.

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    My friend's had rabbits and they(the rabbits) have toxic smelling poop. My roommate got new furniture so nothing with claws is a must. I'm just really wanting a pet right now and I thought turtles would be a nice pet to have.

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    My bunny was not too smelly. Before getting any pet though I would check online about the care and habitats and type of diet etc. The most common ailments. I have not had turtles but I have had fish and rabbits and guinea pigs and cats and dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RelaxByWater84 [Register to see the link]
    My friend's had rabbits and they(the rabbits) have toxic smelling poop. My roommate got new furniture so nothing with claws is a must. I'm just really wanting a pet right now and I thought turtles would be a nice pet to have.
    As long as you're willing to keep the turtle tank clean then it sounds like it might be a good pet for you. If you're sensitive to smells then get yourself on a tank cleaning schedule and you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria66 [Register to see the link]
    My bunny was not too smelly. Before getting any pet though I would check online about the care and habitats and type of diet etc. The most common ailments. I have not had turtles but I have had fish and rabbits and guinea pigs and cats and dogs.
    I'm checking online, however, I would like to get people's experiences on having them as pets. I'm also considering the actual costs of owning a turtle. I am also checking out how much vets would cost since turtles are considered exotic pets rather than domestics.

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    I would not care for a turtle for myself, for example, because they do not show affection to humans as a cat or dog do...chi

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    If you want to look after a rabbit properly they are not low maintenance, as there is a lot of wrong info out there. They need adequate space, not just a tiny hutch, companionship, vaccinations, a proper diet of hay and veggies and their litter tray needs to be cleaned regularly.

    Never had a turtle though.

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    If you want clean and low maintenance run away fast! Turtles are far from both. I had two. They stink like hell and they take constant work to keep the tank semi decent, not to mention lots of money for filter pieces and such.

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