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Small pets need special care. Learn how to tend to your little four-legged friend with these Howcast videos, which include advice on taking care of rats, gerbils, sugar gliders, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, and water turtles.
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Choose a suitable container
Choose a suitable container for your turtles. You can use a glass aquarium, plastic container, stock watering tank, or an outdoor pond.
Find a suitable location
Place the container in a location where the turtles will get 2 to 4 hours of sunlight each day.
Maintain a suitable temperature
Maintain the container at a temperature that causes the turtles to eat well but doesn't cause them to be overactive. Turtles are most comfortable between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Feed the turtles
Feed the turtles in the water, 3 or 4 times a week. Most turtles eat three-quarters meat and one-quarter vegetable-matter.
Change the water frequently
Change the water in the container frequently. Be sure to change it completely -- a partial change will not be adequate. Keep your turtles content, and you'll have a pet that will be with you for years to come.