Pet terrapins will only thrive when kept in a suitable environment and given the right type of care. It is therefore essential that they are properly housed in terrapin tanks, with the right equipment and a few accessories. When suitably housed a terrapin will also need to be well cared for and given appropriate terrapin food.
Terrapin tanks can either be manufactured from glass or made from clear plastic. They need to be watertight because terrapins are amphibious creatures. All terrapins require a dry basking space in addition to having enough water to swim in, and some terrapin tanks are ready made with two or more separate sections.