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General Turtle Care Guidelines
10 gallons of water for every inch of turtle shell (per turtle)
A Basking spot with UVB lighting and the ability to completely get out of the water, both of these are very important for a healthy turtle.
The water should be kept at a constant temperature depending on the species you have, a heater is very important.
Thinking about getting your first turtle?!
Austin's Turtle Page is very helpful, we highly recommend looking through some of the care sheets when picking a turtle for the first time. We also recommend you buy captive bred babies from a breeder, rather than taking in a wild caught turtle. Captive bred from good breeders tend to be healthier from the start and more use to human handling.
Before getting your first turtle you should try and check around your area for a reptile friendly vet. Its good to get your turtle checked out when you first get them. Heres a list of many Reptile friendly vets.
"Hey /v/turtle, I just found this turtle on the road, how do I take care of it? or where should I put it?"
The best thing to do if the turtle isn't hurt, is alway to just put the turtle on the other side of the street. They know where they are going and taking them somewhere else can be very stressful for them. Some may try to go back to where they come, some may not reproduce anymore. Once again, they know where they want to go, just help them across the dangerous road, take a quick picture and let them bed on there way. Then come brag to us about how awesome you are with the sweet pic!
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