How To Clean A Pet Turtle

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Clean A Pet Turtle

How should I clean my turtle? This question will have passed through your head if you purchased this friendly animal, and the first thing you should take into account is to have a well maintained and clean pet as it is your obligation as the owner. Obviously, you should do it gently and smoothly, using a toothbrush and water that's not too cold or too hot. On OneHowTo we show you how to clean a pet turtle.

You'll need:
  • Warm water
  • Toothbrush
  • Container
  • Toilet paper
  • Newspaper
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Steps to follow:

The first thing to do to clean a turtle is to find a suitable container in which to prepare the bath for your turtle. Fill it with warm water and then grab a soft toothbrush. These are the elements that you need to take care of your turtle.

How To Clean A Pet Turtle - Step 1

The next step is to take the turtle out of its habitat. If it's dirty you can clean it too. The hygiene of their home is paramount. Put your pet in the bowl of warm water, where they'll enjoy their bath.


Dip the toothbrush in warm water. Rub the soiled areas of your Turtle's shell, do it gently. You can occasionally wet the area with a little water from the container. Do not forget to clean the creases, where algae often collects.


Don't get your turtle to come out of its shell if it is hidden. Respect the decision of your pet and continue wiping gently. If you do not get to some area, let it be, but do not force the turtle out.


Finally, rinse your pet gently with warm water when you get it free of algae. Then insert it back into its habitat. The turtle is shining and will feel very grateful for the delicious bath!

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  • Tortoises can be cleaned gently with a brush in a circular motion on its back. Put it under water and don't wet its head. The skin is cleaned by rubbing with fingers gently. Dry its shell with toilet paper and make it walk on newspaper.
  • Turtles must have a clean aquarium. Take the turtle habitat and clean it. Then clean your pet with fresh, cool water. Try not soaking their head or touching their skin.

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How do u advise to clean turtles tank out please.I do not have a heater in tank...have ordered one. Room is warm and tan is above radiator. Thank you.
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