Create an Oasis for Turtles in a Springtime Pond Paradise

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Petco’s Meet the Critters Event Highlights Aquatic Turtles and Pond Care Solutions

A paradise should be positive, ideal, harmonious and… full of turtles? That’s right, as spring is key timing for nature to awaken after a cool winter; it’s also a turtle’s time to enjoy their backyard pond paradise. On May 5 and 6 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Petco™ stores across the country will offer tips for keeping turtles happy and healthy in their perfect pond utopia. The event will offer insight into the lives of the social critters and how to maintain an impeccable pond for them this spring.

“Meet the Critters” is a free monthly educational event that allows guests of all ages to enjoy hands-on activities while learning about a variety of unique and interesting facts about turtles and pond solutions, such as:

  •     Aquatic Turtles are very social and will often come the surface to offer a warm greeting. However, this is also known as a feeding response so these critters might be expecting food!
  •     Turtles love to climb out of the water to bask in the spring sunshine – no sunscreen necessary!
  •     Aquatic Turtles can live more than 25 years in captivity and can grow over up to 11 inches! This also means it is very important to understand their needs and the pet parent commitment that comes with owning aquatic turtles.

Associates will be on hand to answer questions and offer insight into starting and maintaining a backyard pond. For more information on aquatic turtles, paradise pond solutions and “Meet the Critters” events, please contact a local Petco store or visit

About Petco
Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that provides the products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,100 stores nationwide, including more than 30 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop, and The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $90 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support approximately 7,500 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 250,000 animals through in-store adoption events every year.


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Holly Hitchcock