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Red Ear Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)

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Get to know the Red Ear Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)

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    Red Ear Sliders are the most common aquatic turtle pet and can live for up to 50 years in captivity.

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    Live reptiles available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.

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    • Description

      Please note that the product information displayed is provided by manufacturers, suppliers and other third parties and is not independently verified by Petco.

      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

        Ships Next Business Day

    • Because all reptiles are potential carriers of infectious diseases, such as Salmonella, always wash your hands before and after handling your reptile and/or habitat contents to help prevent the potential spread of diseases.

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