As pets, terrapins are usually bought as young reptiles the size of a 50-cent coin and at that time, they are cute and easy to manage. However, when they mature and grow to around 30 cm, some owners find that they do not have the space to keep them or lose interest in them. Owners then abandon them in ponds or reservoirs. Therefore, we recommend that you not acquire a terrapin unless you have a large fish aquarium or a garden pond at home.
Over 20 years
• A suitable tank
• Food & water
• Food dish
• Filtration equipment
• Care and attention
Terrapins are omnivores. They can be fed a specially prepared terrapin food sold at pet stores together with fresh food such as vegetables, meat, fish, small prawns and worms.
Terrapin Owner’s Timetable:
• Terrapins can also drown. Provide a dry place in your terrapin’s environment for it to rest and sunbathe.
• Keep the water clean at all times to prevent your pet from falling sick.
• Give your pet the right food, including sufficient calcium or its shell may not develop properly.