Live reptiles available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.
Red Ear Sliders 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. Aquatic turtles are not a pet that is meant to be handled, but they are very active and entertaining to watch. 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.
Available for sale in Petco stores.
Native To: North America
Adult Size: 6-11"
Temperature: 72-90°F; basking 90-95°F
Care Level: Intermediate
Scientific Name: Pseudemys scripta elegans
Most Active During: Daytime (diurnal)
Life Span: 25+ years
Eats: Aquatic Turtle diet, dark leafy greens, freeze-dried treats such as shrimp, meal worms, crickets.
Red Ear Sliders are the most common aquatic turtle pet and can live for up to 50 years in captivity.
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