Red Eared Slider turtle


Red Ear Slider turtles for sale are the most common aquatic turtle pet and can live for up to 50 years in captivity. Red Ear Sliders are very active and love to swim. While they are mostly aquatic, these diurnal turtles also enjoy a dry, warm place where they can climb out and bask under a heat light. A great habitat would be a large aquarium. A filter is recommended to help keep the water clean, and you will want to include an assortment of rocks, ramps, docks or other turtle accessories to provide ample space for climbing. A garden or outdoor pond is another common habitat solution for Red Ear Sliders. Turtles are social animals and can be kept together as long as you provide enough space in their habitat.

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Red Eared Slider turtle Red-eared sliders are medium-sized freshwater turtles. Their top shell (carapace) and skin are olive to brown in color with yellow stripes. Their bottom shell (plastron) is usually yellow, although sometimes brownish orange, and has dark spots within the center of each shell plate (scute).

The most attractive feature of this turtle is its appearance. These Sliders are known for their distinct red stripes behind each ear. They range in color from dark green to brown, with yellowish ribbons all over their green bodies and along the edge of their dark olive-green shell.
Identification: Trachemys s. elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1838), the Red-eared Slider, has a unique, broad red or orange (rarely yellow) stripe behind each eye (Ernst et al, 1994; Conant and Collins, 1998). Younger individuals have numerous dark, eyelike spots on the yellow plastron (Conant and Collins, 1998).
The red-eared slider gets its name from the small, red stripe around its ears, or where its ears would be, and from its ability to slide quickly off rocks and logs into the water. This species was previously known as Troost’s turtle in honor of an American herpetologist Gerard Troost.

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cb hatchling, cb well started baby, cb yearling


Male, Female


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