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Can you legally buy a turtle?
1. Which species of reptiles can I own? You can keep some native dragons, geckos, lizards, snakes and turtles as pets. However, under NSW law, you may only own native reptiles bred in captivity which have been bought from a licenced breeder or dealer.
Is it safe to touch turtles?
Turtles might have Salmonella germs on their bodies even when they appear healthy and clean. When people touch turtles, the germs can get on hands or clothing. This is true for any turtle—no matter if they are in a home, at a petting zoo or school, or in the wild.
Can turtles get you sick?
Turtles can carry Salmonella germs in their droppings, even while looking healthy and clean. These germs can easily spread to their bodies, tank water, and habitats. People can get sick after they touch a turtle or anything in their habitats.
Do pet turtles bite?
Though their shells provide very effective protection, most turtles will bite to protect themselves if necessary. This is especially prevalent among wild turtles, but pet turtles may bite as well.
What is the best pet turtle for beginners?
The Stinkpot Turtle (common Musk) is one of the best turtle breeds for beginners.
Where can you buy a pet turtle?
Well, there are quite a few stores you can buy pet turtles. Petsmart is a trusted, large store for all things pet-related. They offer food, cages, and even pets for many different types of pets. They also happen to offer turtles as one of the many pets available for purchase.
Can you keep turtles as pets?
Keeping turtles as pets can be fascinating if proper attention and care is given. A lot of turtle species can be kept as pets.
What is the best pet tortoise?
Land tortoises are the best types of pet tortoises because they are resilient to most diseases that can affect humans, which other tortoises may carry. The desert tortoise, California tortoise, Bolson tortoise and gopher tortoise are examples of land tortoises.