The ease of caring for aquatic turtles (especially baby red-eared sliders) if often underestimated, largely due to the illegal practice of them being sold as impulse purchases at swap meets. Aquatic turtles require ample swimming room, filtration, and special heat and UVA/UVB lights. Some species can even be kept outside (in ponds only) where the sun itself is their source of heat and UVA/UVB light, which can significantly reduce their monthly cost. Aquatic turtles eat fish, worms, and crickets, and will munch on small bits of vegetation. If feeding live foods is not for you, we do offer pelleted diets which will provide all of their needed nutrition.
There are also box turtles, which live on land. They have the same lighting requirements as aquatic turtles, but need an even larger enclosure since they cannot swim for exercise. They can also require more time than aquatic turtles because a large part of their diet consists of vegetation which can be time consuming to prepare. Of course we do offer pelleted diets which provided all of their needed nutrition.