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How To Take Care Of Pet Turtles And Snakes

We all know what it entails to take care of our favorite pets like cats, dogs and even smaller ones like rabbits and hamsters. But what about turtles or the more unconventional snakes?

How-To: Taking Care Of Turtles And Snakes

Whenever one thinks of pets, the majority of pet owners would often think of the usual furry ones such as dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters or guinea pigs. Some, on the other hand, would think of feathery pals such as parrots, cockatiels or even parakeets. And all of this is good since all are examples of animals that have found forever homes countless times in the arms of their human owners.

But there are some, however, who prefer taking care of reptiles such as the usual turtle or the more unconventional snake. But do we really know how to care for them and ensure they live a happy life with us?

Of course, pet turtles aren’t rare. In fact, the red-eared slider is the most popular and available pet turtle in the United States. As such, pet shops and pet shelters are usually overflowing with them.

Unfortunately, they’re also one of the most abandoned pets in the United States because a lot of owners don’t realize that they can live up to 30 years and can grow between 8 and 13 inches.

Basic Reptile Care

So how do you take care of them? Well, for one, they need an environment that is warm, both in its water and dry area. Glass aquariums and plastic tubs usually work well. As for diet, they need to be fed a mixture of both animal and plant materials. They also need to be handled gently. They are not appropriate pets for young children.

Those who want pet snakes should also have the same level of commitment since they can be quite fragile. Thankfully, this level of care will be returned because snakes are capable of recognizing people by voice, sight and smell, with many of them capable of learning. As for their diet, you have to feed them mice.They can be typically housed in a glass aquarium with plenty of sunlight because they need it to stay warm.

turtles Per news, turtles were recently able to lay 60 million eggs in East India amid the coronavirus. Pixabay

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