Red Ear Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)

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Red Ear Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)

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Description

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Red-eared 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. Turtles are social animals and can be kept together as long as you provide enough space in their habitat.

  • - Red-eared sliders are named for the distinctive red streak on each side of their face
  • - Do not house different turtle species together
  • - Diurnal - Awake during the day, sleep at night
  • - Environment: Aquatic with dock area for basking
  • - Diet: Omnivorous
  • - Max Size: 12 inches
  • - Lifespan: 40 years

Specifications

  • SKU

    983039

  • Primary Brand

    Petco

  • Days to Ship

    Item is not shippable

Live Animal

  • Pet Activity Time

    Diurnal

  • Pet Max Length

    12 IN

  • Special Diet

    Omnivore

  • Temperament

    Community

  • Care Level

    Moderate

  • Pet Min Length

    4 IN

A well-balanced red-eared slider diet consists of a pelleted commercial diet. Commercial turtle treats and freeze-dried krill may be given as treats. Non-toxic aquatic plants (anachris, water lettuce), dark leafy vegetables and sliced vegetables such as squash and carrots. Comet goldfish, earthworms and insects may be offered as treats.

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