There is a growing number of people who wish to have a water turtle, but if you’re new to this and you love the idea of owning a pet turtle, specifically a water turtle, you should know that there are different types of water turtles.
First of all, a water turtle falls into two sub-categories:
A water turtle that is aquatic is well-equipped for living in the water and it rarely goes on land, just to lay eggs. On the other hand, water turtles that are semi-aquatic are better equipped to be on land and do spend some amount of time on land, search for food or laying under the sun.
Here are the types of water turtles:
- Red Eared Slider Turtle – this type of water turtle is commonly found out in the wild throughout the United States. They are very calm which makes them great pets. Also, they are ha hardy species and they have modest maintenance requirements. The name for this water turtle came from the bright red stripes along the sides of their heads and can come in albino.
- Painted Turtle – this type of water turtle can also be found in North America. It is considered to one of the most visually appealing turtles because of its red and yellow stripes all over their bodies. There are also four different sub-species of the Painted Turtle, the Midland Painted Turtle, the Western Painted Turtle, the Eastern Painted Turtle and the Southern Painted Turtle.
- African Side-Necked Turtle – also known as African Mud Turtles, there are a total of 15 different sub-species within the species. This water turtle is considered to be cute because of its pug nose and it appears to always have a smile on their face because of their upturned mouths. Aside from this, they are tough, curious and very adaptive.
Isn’t it interesting and fun to have a water turtle as a pet? You should see all the types because you will definitely fall in love with one. In some cultures, having a turtle as a pet is considered to be lucky.