Pet turtles are one of the longest living pets one could have. With lifespans well over 10, 30, 50 years, they are literally a lifetime pet.

So, how long have you had your pet turtle?




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Based on 101 votes at the time of this writing, the following are the survey results for the question “How long have you had your pet turtle?” Generally, of all pet turtles owners:

  • 29.7% have had their pet turtles for less than 6 months
  • 9.9% for 6 months to a year
  • 4% more than one year
  • 16.8% for 1 to 2 years
  • 25.7% for 2 to 5 years
  • 5% for 5 to 10 years
  • and 8.9% for more than 10 years

I did expect the majority of respondents to have had their pet turtles for less than 6 months, with pet turtles being not for everyone. I also expected to see a decrease in the percentage of turtles owners as the years went on, so it was surprising to see that the numbers jumped around, such as many more people with pet turtles for 5 to 10 years than those for 1 to 2 years. The same goes for almost double the number of people with their pets for more than 10 years over those between 5 to 10 years.

Are these the same numbers you were expecting to see? Have you put in your response yet? Let us know how long you’ve had your pet turtle.

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