I want to receive a tortoise. Is that a worthy belief?Please read my situation?
here's my situation
-i live in Idaho( up north )
-I go to school
-My mom expects me to thieve care of it by my self
-I have limited space
-my mom say she will pay for only a little bit
-I've never taken watchfulness of a small animal except fish
-I have a HUGE dog and 2 playful cats(they never tried to eat my fish )
-this is open but I don't want it to live too long
Turtles are also vegetarians which will require you to chop up fresh vegetables for them daily, and unanimously to sprinkle vitamin powder on their food regularly.
The water must be kept clean, and replaced regularly, as well as the rest of the round up.
Keeping your reptiles healthy is not for the casual pet owner who wants to lift minimal care of the animal. Also turtles do generally live for a very long time depending on the species.
If you do want to get one, make sure to do LOTS of research BEFORE you buy it. Make certain you know exactly what you are getting yourself into, it is a long commitment.
Your last thing said "I don't want it to live too long", so perhaps tortoises aren't for you.
Please do research to find the best pet for you.
I don't judge it's a great idea, no. Tortoises require a great deal of care, and some types do want a fair bit of space. They're also expensive-- not just purchase price, but supplies and upkeep-- so if your mom isn't paying that, you'd have need of a lot of money saved. Your other pets might also try to bother it.
Plus... um... tortoises live a very long time. If have a pet that won't live too long is part of what you want, even if it's optional, you are looking at the WRONG type of animal. I don't regard as a tortoise is for you.