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    Whats the smallest turtle that would stay small?
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    snapping turtles stay small for an extremely long time, my mom had one in her 50 gal fish tank for 5 years and it was only about 6 inches across when we let it go.

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    for a pet for a 20 gallon. I've done some research and the Speckled Cape padloper tortoise is the smallest at 3inces. What would be a good 5-7 inch turtle to get? Should I have half water and half land?
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    By no means an turtle expert, but I would look into mud turtles...some species of which will only grow to around 5 inches.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

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    can't get one who's shell is less than 4 inches in width.. salmonella thing.. though I've heard some breeders can get around it by selling them as "adoptions"
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    If you can get one, the spotted turtle stays relatively small.

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    My son has been posting here as of late looking for a small turtle. I told him once that when I was young, we had small aquarium turtles. Since banned due to salmonella. Does anyone know what those turtles were? I am trying to talk him into a tortoise if he gets anything.
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    Most of the small turtles that used to be sold were red-esred sliders. Adult red ears are fairly large turtles and depending on sex can become 12-14 inches in length.

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