Having pets around for children to play with and be responsible for is a great way to teach your children many things. Not all pets, however, are ideal for small children. The good thing about turtles, though, is that they are relatively low maintenance pets. Children can thus take care of them – with some help from their parents, of course – quite easily. The bad news is that turtles may carry salmonella so children should be old enough to understand the importance of personal hygiene. To find out more about pets for kids, visit our article 10 Best Pets for Children.