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Midland Painted Turtle

Overall satisfaction

1/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

1/5

Health

4/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Temperament

1/5

Easy to provide habitat

4/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Visibility

1/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

Easy to Feed

4/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

4/5

My Midland Painted Turtle

By

United States

Posted Jul 24, 2015

My turtle is a long story. I was very excited when we first got him, because at the time, I owned only fish, tadpoles, and crayfish. But we put him in the small aquarium we had, and found out later that (I have no idea how), he climbed out and was hiding in a pot in the kitchen!

We put him back in and covered the small space on the lid he undoubtedly climbed out of, and left him there. It turns out later that he ate a lot of the tadpoles and fish. It was very sad. We even had a crayfish who had just shed its skin, and the next day he was gone (eaten). While we were originally extremely excited to have a turtle, this one ate everything around it.

I'd suggest if you get a turtle to make sure it's not sharing an environment with things it can eat. My mistake. We returned the turtle.

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