Have you always wanted a turtle - particularly the lesser known Painted Turtle - but didn't have enough information on where to buy one or how to raise one? If yes, then this book has been especially written for you The Painted Turtle may be tricky to domesticate and care for, but given the right kind of environment, attention and love, can make for an interesting long-term companion. While small in size and largely aquatic by nature, Painted Turtles require specific housing, diet, basking and healthcare conditions for their optimal development. Through this pet care guide, you will gain access to a plethora of information, tips and advice on the ideal habitat, housing conditions, nutritional requirements and healthcare that pet Painted Turtles should be provided with. You will also discover other useful information on the broader implications of owning Painted Turtles, from social and legal considerations to understanding their mating patterns and interactions, both with other animals, as well as humans. If you have any questions or doubts on how to properly care for your Painted Turtle, then this book will surely become your handy advisor. Find out what makes Painted Turtles unique and sets them apart from other domestic animals, while learning how to form a lifelong bond with your pet. This book covers all the relevant aspects of acquiring and caring for a pet Painted Turtle, discussing such topics as: Basking Breeding Caring for Painted Turtle hatchlings Characteristic behaviour patterns Common illnesses and corresponding actions, remedies and precautions Different varieties Electronic tagging Food Healthcare Healthcare, diet Housing Insurance Pricing Seasonal care Shopping checklists ....and much more "