Many new reptile keepers don't know the difference between turtles and tortoises. They look similar on the outside, but they require very different setups in order to be kept as pets. The major difference is that tortoises live on land, where turtles live in the water.
The friendly staff at Buffalo Reptiles can help you choose the right turtle or tortoise. It's important to know which one you're adopting so you can create the right type of enclosure. Also, make sure to ask how large your turtle or tortoise will be as an adult.
One of the most common pet turtles is the red-eared slider. This species can live more than 20 years, so they're a long-term commitment. The basic requirements for a red-eared slider are: