The turtle is a beautiful pet, but like all exotic creatures, they have special needs and basic requirements that must be met in order to be happy and healthy.
With proper care, the turtle will have a very long lifespan and many will live for more than 100 years. That is why, before bringing one of these adorable pets into your home, you must consider that it is probably a lifelong commitment and that they may well outlive you.
When deciding whether a turtle is suitable for you or not, you need to think about where it will live, what conditions it will need and how much time and attention you will have to give it.
What necessities do I need?
Start by picking up all the necessary equipment to take care of the turtle. If you are just starting to create the perfect care kit for a turtle or a sea turtle, we recommend the following:
Vivexotic table with live turtle – 90 cm x 45 cm x 21.5 cm
Exo Terra reptile feeder
Hampa Habistat Substrate
Exo Terra dial thermometer
Exo Terra Glow Light And Reflector
Glo Exo Terra solar lamp with Mercury vapor
Exo Terra Heating Mat
How can I shelter a turtle?
The right home for turtles is very important and, unfortunately, many turtles cannot live in a classic-style aviary. Fortunately, we offer a number of habitats that are more than suitable for turtles and sea turtles.
Unlike a standard reptile nursery, Vivexotic’s live turtle table has been designed specifically for turtles and includes a sliding tray, a play area and a stand. The base of the Corral has a metal skirt that will prevent the turtle from climbing up and falling on its back. There is a desk area on the top of the ballpoint pen where the luminous and thermal lamps can be placed, and the base tray is removable, so you can use this ballpoint pen outdoors by placing it directly on the grass.
In what conditions should a turtle be?
As much as possible, you should try to imitate the natural environment in which your turtle would live. Also keep in mind that if it is too humid in a turtle’s aviary, it can promote the growth of the fungus, which can affect its health. You should include a place to sunbathe in the aviary, as well as a little shade, so that your turtle can move and regulate its body temperature as needed.
Ideally, the optimal temperature in the turtle’s aviary should be between 21 and 32 degrees Celsius. In particular, Exo Terra is well known for producing quality heating and lighting devices for exotic pets. The lamps and the thermometer in your starter kit will allow you to provide and control the necessary amount of heat and light for your turtle. A heating mat will also provide a gentle warmth that your turtle will love to sit on.
What do I need to feed my turtle?
Our range of feeders has a natural effect, they are easy to clean and non-porous. They are designed to integrate into the environment so that your turtle feels like it is looking for food in nature. Make sure your turtle always has access to shallow water for drinking and snorkeling.
Most of your turtles’ diet will consist of fresh vegetables, such as leafy greens, with the addition of greens, such as dandelions. They will need protein from small live insects such as mealworms or crickets, and fruits may also make up a small percentage of their diet. Calcium is especially important for a turtle, so be sure to add supplements to its diet twice a week.
When you have an aviary ready for turtles, you can count on a long and happy company. Check out our website today to see many more products that will help your turtle live a long and happy life.