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Let’s Celebrate World Turtle Day!

Turtles, when handled properly, can make wonderful first pets

Turtles, when handled properly, can make wonderful first pets

What better way to celebrate World Turtle Day than by sharing fun turtle facts and talking turtle care.

Turtles make great pets, but they do require proper handling. Here’s how you should handle your turtle:

- Before picking up your turtle, use hand sanitizer or soap and water to clean your hands.

- Allow your hands to dry before handling any companion animal.

- It is recommended that you always hold aquatic turtles with two hands. They are strong and are known for being able to push away from your grip with their feet.

- A calm turtle can be held with two hands around the back half of its shell.

- Aquatic turtles can bite. If, while handling a turtle, it begins to bite, Continue reading »

The Petco Turtle Relinquishment Program

The Turtle Relinquishment Program is designed to help turtle fans return turtles that have a carapace length of less than 4 inches.

The Turtle Relinquishment Program is designed to help turtle fans return turtles that have a carapace length of less than 4 inches.

Due to recent Salmonella outbreaks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is encouraging anyone who has an aquatic turtle smaller than the federally mandated 4-inch carapace length to relinquish them [...]