Any interesting stories/places of how/where you got your pet turtle/s?
Acquired your pet turtle/s from another source?
Please share them in the comments below.
Based on 54 votes at the time of this writing, the following are the survey results of where readers of this website got their pet turtles:
- 19% from a Chinatown type tourist/souvenir store
17% were found in the wild (road, pond, etc)
17% came from a small, local pet store
17% from another source not listed
9% from a large national pet store (Petco, Petland, etc)
9% were rescued from a friend
7% from a breeder online
2% from a reptile show
4% don’t have pet turtles turtle
It’s both sad and not surprising to see that most pet turtles came from a Chinatown type tourist/souvenir store (my pet red ear slider turtles came from that kind of store in Philadelphia). It’s sad because it means that many of these pet turtles are purchased while the owners are (most likely) away on vacation and are captivated only by how cute and small the little hatchling turtles are and don’t have the proper information about caring for them or how big they get. The information vacationers then receive from shopkeepers are also often inaccurate.
Also surprising is the large percent (17%) of owners that obtained their pet turtles from another source not listed. I thought most of the pet turtle sources were represented in the survey. So where did all those pet turtles come from? Let me know where you got your pet turtles from – please share them in the comments 🙂
Do you disagree with the survey results? Want to put your vote in? What’s your story?