It should be noted that the following are turtle pictures with Creative Commons licenses found in Flickr.com. The owners of these photos are not affiliated with this website, Pet Turtles And More. And, as mentioned in the part 1 photos:
These turtle owners truly love their turtles, however many of these tanks have the following:
- don’t have enough water (do not have the recommended 10 gallons of water for every inch of turtle shell)
- are overstocked, too many animals and not enough water
- have gravel which:
- arguably is not recommended for pet turtles as they can and will ingest them which could lead to impaction
- Unarguably, gravel contributes to a dirtier tank and poorer water quality unless cleaning is done regularly
- have inadequate filtration, i.e. submersible or hang-on filters which are too weak for a turtle tank
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And now, the photos from Flickr:
A hatchling setup for two pet baby turtles. Has gravel though. The tank seems humongous for the turtles now, but a bigger pet turtle tank will be needed in the future. Can you see the turtle hatchling?