These are Turtle-y: Best 5 Turtle Habitats

Posted by Allison Johnson
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I've never related more to an animal, so I had to buy a turtle during my freshman year of high school. They're slow and in their carapace a lot. Although I consider myself an introvert, when I'm home with family, I tend to be comfortable when out and about. You want your pet turtle to feel the same in their aquarium.

If you have an aquatic or semi-aquatic turtle, you will love these turtle kits! We put together a list of the 5 best-reviewed turtle aquariums on Amazon. We all know the greatest turtles of all time lived in the sewers of Manhattan, but I think your turtle will love the new homes we picked out.

What kind of habitat does a box turtle need?

Box turtles love being warm! They thrive in humidity. If possible, you should keep them in an enclosure outside with access to water, but if you'd like to keep them indoors, make sure they have enough light for basking, and be cautious of the temperature in your home. I recommend a wooden pet home for box turtles. It should keep them warm outside.

What kind of habitat does a painted turtle need?

Baby painted turtles can live in a 10-30 gallon tank, but once they are an adult, they need a bigger tank. If you can, shoot for a 70-100 gallon tank for enough swimming room.

How do I set up my turtle habitat?

Aquatic turtles says enough. Your aquatic turtle loves some water! Make sure you fill up your turtle tank with enough water. If you use a habitat other than a tank, create a pond area. A good rule of thumb is to keep the water depth twice as long as your turtle's shell. Keep in mind water quality is important. Many animals know when their water is dirty.

Install a filtration system. Next, you need a basking area. A turtle dock or pier is ideal for this! This is where they will soak up some UVB rays. Be sure the lamps you get are either UVA/UVB heating lamps. Remember to keep their water at a temperature between 75-86 degrees.

Turtle tank supplies

Semi-aquatic and aquatic turtle habitats

1. Wooden tortoise house with wire top and handle

wood turtle box
Amazon

If you'd like to keep your box turtle outside this is perfect! It's portable, so you could bring him inside if ever needed. I would put this somewhere safe in your backyard. Your baby box turtle will love the sun's rays. When your pet is done basking, he can crawl inside for some shade.

Get it for $119.99

2. Tetra deluxe aquatic turtle

turtle aquarium by tetraAmazon

This terrarium by Tetra comes with a decorative filter, cartridges, basking platform, and heating lamps. This 20-gallon tank will be a great turtle tank for your turtle to relax and bask in light.

Get it for $110.48.

3. 10-gallon aquarium starter kit

10 Gallon Aquarium Starter Kit Fish Reptile Turtle Habitat Tank Filter Lamp Lid
Amazon

The top review says this is great starter kit for their new baby turtle! It's 10 gallons, and has 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Your new pet will enjoy this set up for tank basking.

Get it for $64.80.

4. STS Supplies LTD reptile tank

STS Supplies Tank
Amazon

This tank is also 10 gallons. Your turtle will feel safe in warm in this! The basking area is warmed by an LED light. Whether you have a box turtle or red-eared slider, all turtle species love catching rays.

Get it for $112.59.

5. Zilla aquatic series turtle tank

Zilla Turtle Tank
Amazon

This 20-gallon tank is meant for a shallow water level. It's a great starter tank for a baby turtle.

Get it for $99.99.

Have fun decorating your turtle's new home!

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