Well my cats normally ignore them. They can come close, sniff or try to touch the shell with the paw, but no, turtles are not toys of interest to cats, because they're quiet, slow and don't make acute noises. My cats even watch them when they overturn and it happens pretty often
Maybe a lively playful dog may find them interesting, but you can teach him not to play with turtles. You should put turtles into a fence of some sort, to avoid them to walk into the street for example, and been killed by a car. Even though that little escaper above (the one in the picture) can manage to flee to any of my fence. Alcatraz turtle
Turtles are not exactly sociable, so you can have only one, it won't care. When they mate they can make hundreds of eggs, but they don't breed so often, in fact you could have baby turtles once in 15 years. If you put together a female and a male, he may try to mount her making squeacking sounds. But she won't get pregnant so easily.
I don't know how it works in US, here in my country you need a permission to take and keep ground turtles coz they are a protected species.
Someone I know had one turtle too (or tortoise, I keep forgetting the difference between the two, the one he had had webbed feet)
Turtles and terrapins are mostly aquatic; they have webbed feet or flippers and are strong swimmers. Tortoises are land animals; their feet are specialized for digging, and they generally cannot swim. Many languages other than English do not make this distinction.
Oh well... then what are ninja turtles? acquatic or land?
Thanks for the clarification Guy N'wah
Yes, they're cute but ugly, they look like old hags even if they're babies But they're quite funny and goofy when they move. I like them a lot they're peculiar animals, peaceful. But actually my mother is a real fan of tortoises and turtles. I am mostly a fan of fur and insects. Spiders and bees. Actually... I think I am a fan of nature in general.