How To Know What To Get

by Blake
(Carolina Beach North Carolina USA)

Ok,I live in North Carolina and here it's illegal to sale a turtle...therefor I would have to catch one. BUT! there is a Tortoise at my local pet store. Of course anyone would say go get the tortoise but i once had a guinea pig and he died for no reason! and this tortoise is 150$ and I don't want him to die for no reason and there goes 150 down the hatch! What should I do?!?!?! (I Have Been Searching a turtle/tortoise for years. so i really need one)

Comments for How To Know What To Get

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 18, 2009
by: jim

well buddy a tortoise i personally think is much more enjoyable then a turtle
a tortoise lives on the land n it can just walk around your house . its easier to feed as it eats lettuce and other veggies. u can train them to come to you when u whistle . even respond to a name over time , depending on where you live. your tortoise can even go for a walk wif you.
( but that's only recommended in clean area's or els your tortoise could get sick from the germs on the ground) ......there really good pets they can bond with you as much as a dog dose
( in some case's)
and it wouldn't be a waste of a 150 as they live for upto 200 years ( if looked after well)
so your paying less then a dollar for a year .
n a turtle is cool but there more like an expensive fish rather then a pet in my opinion

Apr 16, 2009
Chelonian pet
by: Anonymous

You will want to find a reputable seller of turtles and tortoises.

Do NOT take a turtle from the wild! Many are endangered. You can only cause a problem by taking a wild animal home with you.

Do not buy a tortoise from anyone other than a reputable seller.

All pets eventually die. You can improve the chances of any pet by doing your research before you bring the pet home.

You need to know what the pet needs and you need to have everything in place before you bring the pet home.

Turtles and tortoises can live a long, long time. Are you ready for that sort of commitment?

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Ask Your Turtle or Tortoise Question.