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Which Pet Turtles Stay Small?


Having a pet turtle is brilliant. There are few pets like turtles. However, a lot of people do not have a lot of room for huge pets, leaving them to wonder, which pet turtles stay small? There are some that stay small, and there are others that stay tiny, and I mean, tiny. The smallest of commercially available turtles is the Common Musk Turtle, growing to 2-4.5 inches. The Bog and Michigan Spotted turtle both grow to around 3-4 inches and the Reeve’s turtle to about 6 inches.

Looking after small turtles is amazingly easy, they only have small requirements for food, cleaning, or general healthcare. That makes them very affordable in all aspects. They will only need small homes, they do not create a lot of waste, so you won’t have to change the water or the filter as often, and of course, their food bill stays low, too. Having a small turtle is great for families who want an easy-to-look-after pet, especially those who do not have a lot of room!

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