Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Mar 24, 2014
I've had Humphrey for about two years. He eats store turtle food and I supplement his diet with a little meat every now and then. He is active within his aquarium, he frequently patrols the sides of the tank and loves to be fed. But let me stress, this is not a turtle to bring out for kids to play with or watch walk around. My first experience with a snapping turtle occurred when I was 8 years old. I was pulling weeds by a lake's edge in Florida when I felt an excruciating pain in one finger. I pulled my hand out of the weeds to find a bloody red triangle cut in the tip of my finger. I soon thereafter saw a snapping turtle scurry away. Know that snapping turtles will be active animals in an aquarium. they are cool to look at, especially when fed. But they are not pets to be held or played with! And I do not keep other animals in the aquarium with Humphrey. I don't think they'd last long.