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Is a turtle a good pet for a six year old?

My son has been asking for a turtle. Is this a good pet for a six year old? If so, what type of turtle?

 
JeremysMom

Asked by JeremysMom at 10:24 AM on Jun. 9, 2011 in Pets

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  • More info on sliders  adn russian box turtles

    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 10:30 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • I don't know! My DS has two very cute White's tree frog and those are AWESOME. I assume a turtle would be fun as well. I little red eared slider! Those are so cute! Photobucket
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 10:27 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • if you want a turtle to care for and make sure he wahes his hands after touching it.
    happymama02

    Answer by happymama02 at 10:26 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Sure
    I'd get a tortoise. The water ones need alot of upkeep with changing the water and all
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:26 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • red eared slider
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 10:28 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Sounds great.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 10:35 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • my husband had a desert tortoise for about 10 yrs, and then my dog killed it, but our son loved it. He was 2 when it died so he wasnt actually taking care of it, but it was a nice pet. It was a little stinky but very easy to care for. We would let it out in the back yard for a few hours for excersize. After my dog and this turtle had been together 6 yrs, playing outside together in the house what have you the dog decided to use him as a chew toy, so make sure there is better supervision than I gave it.
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 10:42 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Yes but be aware they carry salmonella.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 3:37 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Yes but get lots of hand sanitizer and put it next to the tank
    rinamomof2

    Answer by rinamomof2 at 8:52 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • check your state laws, it is illegal in TN to have a pet turtle unless you are a teacher.
    hollydaze1974

    Answer by hollydaze1974 at 1:55 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

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