Mud, Musk, and Stinkpot Turtles, The Best Pet Turtle?

Water turtles can be really interesting pets, but many get fairly large and require more space than most people want to offer. Mud, musk, and stinkpot turtles (genus Sternotherus) might just be the perfect pet turtles for people who love turtles, but need something that stays a reasonable size.



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1:25 Mud, Musk, and Stinkpot Turtles get an overall score of 4.0 out of 5.

1:31 Score criteria: Handleability, Care, Hardiness, Availability, Upfront Costs.

1:40 Handleability: How well does a Mud, Musk, and Stinkpot Turtle do with handling?

2:45 Care: What is involved with caring for Mud, Musk, and Stinkpot Turtles?

3:43 Hardiness: How hardy are Mud, Musk, and Stinkpot Turtles?

4:18 Availability: How easy is it to obtain a Mud, Musk, or Stinkpot Turtle?

6:17 Upfront Costs: How much does it cost to get setup with a Mud, Musk, or Stinkpot Turtle?

6:57 Conclusion: Mud, Musk, and Stinkpot Turtle are great and deserve an overall score of 4.0.

7:32 Bloopers, out-takes, silliness.


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