Softshell and Pignose Turtles draw attention because of their uniquely “un-turtle-like” shells and speed, and their alert demeanors. However, most grow far too large for the average aquarium, and Softshells can inflict severe wounds with both claws and jaws. That being said, the experienced adult reptile enthusiast with ample space can ask for no more interesting a turtle…or one that so completely “breaks the turtle mold”.