I can't bring myself to do it!!! We captured a baby red eared slider turtle from our local creek (we can see it from our house), and brought it to our house because my mother needed it for biology, for just a week. We have a roomy tank, feed him mealworms, crickets, lettuce, turtle food, and clean out his tank every week. So the week turned into three week- she needed it longer. Now the animal planet activity is over- I've let all the other animals go. But I love the turtle so much! We named him picasso- he'll come up to the glass and beg for mealworms, and is very freindly.