40 Pet Turtle Names
If the Ninja Turtles are cool enough to have awesome names, then any pet turtle should have an awesome name! After all, you have a pet turtle because you know they’re as cool as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, right? Right.
Types of Turtles
Turtle or Tortoise? Tomato, tomotto? I think not! Most turtles are omnivores, live in water and have webbed feet to easily navigate their habitats while tortoises are herbivore land-dwellers that have rounded feet. Here, we will focus on the most common pet turtles.
Red Ear Slider Turtles: These are those turtles that are most common at a pet store, and they can grow up to 11 inches long! Their name obviously comes from the bright red in the ear area.
African Aquatic Sideneck Turtle: Another common pet turtle that can grow up to 8 inches in length. They are names after an interesting feature that is unique to them, their cute, little neck folds.
Painted Turtle: This is a rather colorful breed of turtle, hence the name “painted” turtle. Their colors are quite vibrant and they can grow up to 7 inches in length!
Ornate Wood Turtle: Although these turtles enjoy swimming, Unlike the other turtles who need more water than land, these need more land than water so that they can bask. They can grow up to 9 inches. If you’ve ever seen these turtles before, you’re aware of the beautiful, vibrant patterns on the shells!
- Caspian Pond Turtle: This turtle can also grow up to 9 inches and require a decent amount of space for basking. They are a gorgeous mix of browns, red and yellows, and are also a pretty common turtle to have amongst turtle fans.
Choosing a Terrific Name
Now that you are somewhat familiar with the different, common turtle breeds, it’s time to go over a few tips to come up with turtle names!
What kind of turtle do you have? Think about the features unique to your turtle.
If you have many turtles, give them names that will help you to tell which one is which.
What colors and patterns are on your turtle’s shell or skin? This can help you come up with a few if you pay close attention!
Does your turtle seem to enjoy the water or land more? Think wet or dry.
Think about famous turtle names: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Finding Nemo, A Turtle Tale, and so on.
Think about general turtle features: They live in a shell, move slowly on land but pretty fast in water, have webbed feet, and much more.
Consider common human names; they are members of the family, right?
Now when it comes to picking turtle names, anything really goes, but if you follow the tips above, it will probably make it a bit easier to come up with some suitable ones for your specific pet. Here’s a list of names to get you thinkin’:
Boy Turtle Names
Girl Turtle Names
Famous Turtle Names
Funny Turtle Names
Enjoy Your Pet Turtle
Whether you already have your turtle or you are about to go to the pet store, every turtle should have a name just like you would name any other pet that you bring into your house. Turtles are a lot of fun to watch as they move about their little habitats and over time, you can really build up a loving relationship with them!
Although they may seem like a low maintenance kind of pet, they actually require quite a bit of work. You need to make sure that the home you provide them is the right temperature, you keep their tank or habitat nice and clean, you feed it the diet that it needs, and give them plenty of attention like you would any dog! Every pet needs a bit of TLC, just some need it in different ways than others.
Once you do have your turtle and a name picked out, keep a close on on it and be wary if you notice sabers or nunchucks! Turtle power!
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