A Box Turtle Owner’s Guide. Box Turtle care, where to buy, types, behavior, cost, handling, husbandry, diet, and much more included!
What are the Pros and Cons of Keeping Box Turtles?
In order to make a sound decision on whether or not a Box Turtle is the right pet for you, this section presents the pros and cons of keeping Box Turtles as pets. Hopefully, this will enable you to objectively balance your admiration and passion for these fascinating creatures with the reality of their care and maintenance.
Pros for the Box Turtle
- Fascinating, beautiful and amazing creatures – gentle, intelligent reptiles unique for being the only creature on earth that carries its home around with it to the extent that the turtle does!
- Aside from possible medical bills for unforeseen emergencies, and aside from the startup costs of setting up your pet’s home, the cost of the upkeep of a Box Turtle is not that expensive as compared to other pets.
- Small, quiet, intelligent pets that stay contained within their enclosures.
- A good starting pet for those who are just starting to learn about keeping turtles or tortoises for pets. Compared to other species, Box Turtles are cheaper and a lot easier to feed. See More
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Proper keeping of turtles
I collect these kinds of books as I raise box turtles and have a tortoise as well.
– Betty Saylor
Great book for a new turtle owner!