My daughter found it by the river
They're super cute. You'll want a good filter, they're really messy. Petco/petsmart usually sells anacharis (floating aquatic plant) for cheap and they love hanging out on it, plus it helps with water quality. They're good little swimmers.I'll keep him, we named him gandalf, I have never had a turtle before, so it will be like a learning experience, he looks like a new hatchling, my daughter found him on a sidewalk completely dry away from water... he must be a survivor
I kept mine indoors in a large tank (apartment back then so no yard or pond!) but I found as long as they have food and clean water they're happy (and super fun to watch). They relatively easy and even friendly, especially compared to chameleons! Enjoy.Samonella is yucky, I read about that, we washed our hands good, I really like turtles, just never took one in. Thank you for the input!! Any other advice would be appreciated!!!
I think that's fine short term! I fed mine the store bought turtle pellets, dark leafy greens, crickets, earthworms, superworms, shredded carrots and zucchini. They're omnivores but babies should have lots of protein.Thanks!!! What did you feed yours? Mine is 1 1/4 inches, pretty small right now, I will drill a small hole and use a plug to switch the water in the current container when it gets dirty for a week or 2 till I figure out what filter system I'll use in his permenant home, do you think that would be ok?
Can't bring him inside short term? Once you have a pond he'll be fine brumating in it over winter.I'm worried about keeping him outside, although it must have hatched in a body of water in this climate...everything I read says warm warm warm, he is currently in a path of direct sunlight from noon till sunset