Turtles are generally one of the easiest animals to keep. It doesn’t bark like other animals, it’s very active and doesn’t make much noise. But lifespan is something to be concerned about. It is common for large turtles to live over 100 years. Some species can live up to 200 years.
Pet friendly rental properties
Basically, if you want to keep a turtle, you need to choose a pet-friendly housing. This is because there are many dense residential areas in Japan, especially in urban areas, and there is a problem that depending on the location, complaints will come and you will be kicked out. Turtles are less difficult to keep than cats and dogs, so it is possible to live in properties that do not allow pets, depending on negotiations. The breeding difficulty is described below, but the points when choosing a house are summarized below. When choosing a property, it is wiser to leave it to a certain extent to a contractor rather than looking for it yourself. This is because there are not many properties that allow pets.
Pets are generally not allowed in properties where pets are allowed. However, if it is a second-hand property, the owner often gives up and compromises. The reason for this is that most people don’t want to live in second-hand properties because they are over 20 or 30 years old. Owners can’t earn rental income if there is no one to live in, so they want tenants.
property in the suburbs
Properties like those in the city center are generally very popular and fill up quickly, while quieter suburbs are less popular. As a result, the owner sometimes compromises due to the background of not many people living there. Depending on negotiations, even if the property does not allow pets, the owner may allow it.
It is possible to breed turtles secretly, but in the unlikely event that they are found out, they may be ordered to leave, so it is not a very good idea to breed them secretly. Turtles are less difficult to keep than other animals, so it’s better to ask the owner honestly. There are probably many who would agree.
The cost of moving in Japan varies depending on the time and amount of luggage. March and April are peak seasons, so try to avoid them as much as possible. It costs about 60,000 yen on average for a single person. Let’s estimate about 100,000 for a family of two. A family of three costs 120,000, and a family of four costs about 130,000. It is wise to keep your moving costs as low as possible. There are many companies that will give you a bulk estimate, so it is better to choose a cheaper company.
Turtle breeding difficulty
Considering the habits of turtles, it is better to think that the degree of difficulty in breeding is slightly lower than that of cats and dogs. This is because of the following reasons.
Turtles don’t make that much footsteps. Furthermore, they do not have a lot of exercise, so they will not be bothered by noise. This point can be a great advantage for keeping. You won’t be a nuisance to your neighbors.
Turtles don’t make sounds. Even if we meet, it is not at a level that will cause trouble to the surrounding residents. So, in this respect too, keeping turtles is very reassuring.
Turtles need sunlight. Sunlight allows us to perceive the time of day and night. Therefore, it is better to know the direction of the property. If the property is not sunny, please buy a light.
Turtles are cold-blooded animals, meaning they cannot maintain a constant body temperature. Therefore, it is necessary to pay particular attention to temperature control during breeding, as the body temperature changes depending on the surrounding temperature. In winter, it is important to use a heater to keep the temperature constant.
Turtles are often thought of as long-lived creatures, but this depends on their size. Small to medium sized batteries have a life expectancy of 30 to 50 years. The problem is large turtles. A giant tortoise can live for nearly 200 years, so it is necessary to find a successor. In modern times, the number of people who live nearly 100 years is increasing rapidly, but when it comes to 200 years, it will exceed the age limit of humans.
bite the cable
Turtles are curious creatures. If you find an internet line or an electrical cord, it may bite you mercilessly. It is very dangerous because there is a risk of electrocution by chewing on the wiring. When building a network environment, it is better not only to choose a contractor but also to get advice as much as possible. The contractor has seen a number of houses, so he will present an improvement plan.
If you have a pet, the average move-out fee is said to be the rent + 100,000 to 200,000 yen. The biggest problem with turtles is bites. Walls, floors, pillars, etc. are easily damaged, so there are many cases where the cost is added.
Scratches/breaks in walls
Most of the walls are covered with wallpaper, but if there are scratches, it will cost about 50,000 yen. Walls are probably the most common place cats scratch.
Flooring replacement costs often cost about 100,000 yen. Cats often scratch and bite on floors, so you are likely to be charged for repairs.
Dirty or torn shoji
It costs around 2,000 to 8,000 yen to reupholster a fusuma or shoji. Cats tear shoji screens quickly, so be careful.