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Q: how much is a painted turtle

July 30, 2009 | By Anonymous | 3 answers | Expired: 1863 days ago

Anonymous

please help im getting one

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Sheltervt
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Jul 30, 2009

$15-$50 or so for the turtle
$100 for a 40 gallon tank... even a small painted turtle needs at least 40 gallons worth of water to swim in. Larger ones need exponentially more.
$125 and up for a Fluval external canister filter, the minimum needed to keep the water clean.
$30 for a heat lamp and hood
$30 for a UVB lamp and hood
$5-10 a week for feeder guppies.
$10 a month for food pellets
$20 a month for fresh produce and other assorted foods

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Ethel02
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Jul 30, 2009

If you have to ask the price you can't afford the pet, any pet not just a turtle, they get sick, they get hurt, they feel pain, You will need an exotic pet Vet, and you have to pay that Vet, you are responsible your pets never suffer

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Stevecat511
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Jul 31, 2009

Sheltervt has definitely given you a great breakdown. I hope you have researched a painted turtle and all its needs and responsibilities on your part as an owner. There are also special vets for these types of pets. I would strongly urge you to really consider this before you get a pet that you find is too expensive for you to take care of. Assuming that you are a young person, I surely hope your parents are aware as well. Good luck to you.

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