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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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