Question by  ask123048 (128)

Is it safe to place a turtle in the same cage as other reptiles?

I need to make sure I can place my pet turtle with other reptiles.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

The turtle would not be safe with other reptiles as they might attack the turtle. Turtles do live in the water and swim away from danger, you are confining the turtle and it would not be able to escape if another reptile attacked it.


Answer by  Kaydee (252)

This will depend on several factors. What type of turtle it is and what species the other reptiles are. Also how big of an enclosure will they be in, is there enough room for them to get away from each other? Also you need to make sure each animal is free of parasites before placing them together.


Answer by  Mownstah (107)

If possible, turtles should definitely be kept in a separate cage from other types of reptiles. Turtles may be placed in a single cage, though depending on their size there should be a limit. I am speaking from prior experience, as two turtles I have owned in the past ten years have died due to attacks from their neighboring reptiles.


Answer by  justmesuzanne (625)

If you have a BIG (walk-in) very natural habitat that includes a lot of different levels, hiding places on the ground, limbs to climb on, several good sized soaking dishes, etc. , so each pet has it's own territory, maybe. Otherwise, it's not a good idea.

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