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Turtle or Tortoise: Which Makes the Best Pet?

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What do you think? I’ve kept several hundred species in zoos and at home, but still often find it hard to make a clear recommendation…your thoughts appreciated. Read the rest of this article here http://bit.ly/1lRy5R4

Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. I’m a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over 20 years with the Bronx Zoo.

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I say tortoise because you dont have to change as much water as you do with turtles, and personally I think tortoises are easier and more fun. BUT turtles are fun to feed!

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Neither, both require high care and live very long most people abandon them or neglect them.

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I agree with keith, My poor little baby sucalt. Fell victim to fire ants. Made a D-I-Y- Tort. pen and i turned my back for 5 mins, he was beyond saving. Turtles and torts require a expert keeper with alot of time and alot of money. Neither should be suggested for a beginner.

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I agree with keith, My poor little baby sucalt. Fell victim to fire ants. Made a D-I-Y- Tort. pen and i turned my back for 5 mins, he was beyond saving. Turtles and torts require a expert keeper with alot of time and alot of money. Neither should be suggested for a beginner.

Just had a report of an adult green iguana killed by "crazy ants" in Texas.

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