Some of the most popular species of turtles to keep as a pet are box turtles because even at full adult growth they are easily maintained in enclosures.
Adult box turtles will typically grow to be about 9 inches long and weigh up to 2 pounds.
Though their size makes them seem like a good choice for pet, box turtles are known to live more than 100 years so they do not make for good pets.
In fact, turtles, terrapins, and tortoises do NOT make for good pets and it is not recommended that you get a testudine as a pet, in large part because most of them will live longer than you.
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