I agree. 10 gal
is really too small to house a turtle. A stinkpot is one of the smallest turtles and if you get any at all, get a male if you can, as these tend to stay smaller than the females. I have two red-eared sliders in a 20 gal
long, for about 15 months now, and they need to be upgraded real soon.
Also, depending on what species you wish, you need to check out local laws. Some states, Maryland for example, disallow the selling of turtles under 4 inches in diameter. Look into it a little more, but unless you plan on upgrading very quickly, I'd shy away from the turtle.
What about going for some firebelly newts, or something along those lines?
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