If you decide to purchase a penny turtle, you need to provide them with the same living conditions you would provide for a turtle of any size. There must be an area for the turtle to swim, an area to rest and a heating lamp to keep the turtle warm. Turtles are cold blooded, so they can’t warm up on their own. A heating lamp will allow them to warm themselves up when they get too cold, keeping the turtle healthy.
The turtle lives in fresh water, so be sure to be able to meet these conditions before deciding to purchase a penny turtle. If you can keep a proper environment for a penny turtle pet, these can usually be found for sale at many of the local reptile shops. If your local shop doesn’t have them for sale, many times the owner can order one for you or refer you to someone who will be able to provide you with your very own, loving and adorable penny turtle.