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red eared turtles live in both ,water and land

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Are red eared slider turtles the same as a box turtle?

No. Red eared sliders are water turtles, while box turtles are land turtles.:)


Can Red Eared Slider Turtles live on land?

ever animal needs water ever animal needs water


Can res turtles lay eggs in sand that's in the water?

No. Semi-Aquatic Turtles like the Red eared Slider will only lay eggs on land, not under water.


My red eared slider turtle isn't going to land?

Red Eared Slider Turtles are aquatic turtles witch means they live in all water.Usually they will want water.If you have any more questions go to www.turtlesale.com


Do red eared sliders eat in water or on land?

When you feed a red eared slider, the food should be in the water.


What can turtles eat besides turtle food?

idk about land turtles but my red eared slider eats pellets,mealworms,crickets,fish and plants(vegetables)


Are red eared sliders compatible with eastern box turtles?

Hopefully you have a terrarium, because the box turtle is a land turtle, and the red eared slider is an aquatic turtle.


Can water turtles live in dry habitas?

Well not really, all turtles can be on land and breathe air, but if this is a really dry area, I don't know if it would be good for it. If you have a Red Eared Slider- like me you really should get a tank with dry land in it. All turtles can be in a dry habitat, but it won't be healthy for aquatic turtles. It really depends on the temperature and how long it stays in there.


Can you breed a box turtle with a red ear slider turtle?

Box Turtles are land turtles and mate on land and Sliders are water turtles and mate in the water, so this would never happen and if it did, they would not be able "procreate" (have young). A Red Eared Slider can only procreate with another Red Eared Slider but they have been known to "mate" (have sex) with Yellow Bellied Sliders. They probably wouldn't try to mate with any other kind of turtle, other than a similar species of water turtle like a Painted Turtle or maybe a Map Turtle. A Slider probably would not try to mate with a Soft Shell Turtle or a Snapping Turtle even though they live in the same water or any species of land turtle like a Box Turtle because they would not recognize it as a possible mate. When a Red Eared Slider tries to mate with a Yellow Bellied Slider, it is because its instincts are telling it that based on size, shape, and mating displays and behaviors, etc., it is another Red Eared Turtle. Interestingly, Red Eared Sliders and Yellow Bellied Sliders rages currently overlap and where they do there is a lot of unsuccessful mating going on between the two species but they cannot procreate. That is part of the "definition" of a separate species. There are very few species of land turtles in the Eastern Box Turtle's Range that it could mistake for another Box Turtle and try to mate with. For much of its range the only other land turtle around would be the Wood Turtle (AKA: Red Legged Turtle) and they are not very similar.


How can you tell if your red eared slider is sick?

if it stays on dry land and if its a water turtle.u will need to take it back.And get a dumb one


Where are turtles?

water turtles live in the water land turtles live in the land


Are land turtles different to water turtles?

yes. here are tips. land turtles are called tortises. water turtles are called aquatic turtles. now, compare a Russian tortise to the common kept slider. if you do know what they look like, picture them. think. what are there differences? tortises do not like to swim. sliders like to swim. tortises live on just land. sliders live on land and in water. look up thease 2 species on the internet. you will learn more.


Can turtles live on land without water?

of course! box turtles are land turtles


Can red ear slider turtles live in the same tank with box turltes?

yes and no,Red Eared slider are a fresh water turtle from the Ohio river valley, Box tutrles are land turtle that can swim. When keeping them in the same tank (depending on size of all) one will be out of it natural environment. being in the incorrect environment can cause one the turtle to become sick. Box turtle live in dry woody environmet and like to sit in shallow water, if the box turtle stay to wet it can develope fungis or bacteria infection Red-Eared love water and tend to stay 90% of the time in or around the edge (quick get away), plus water turtle can not swallow with out water, no eating for a dry water turtle I have both, and I have built an outdoor pond with a beach and lots of land, the box turtles sit in the water from time to time but love crawling around in the dry oak leaves while the Red-Eared sliders sit on a log branch in the water to sun


Can a Red Eared Slider Turtle sleep in land?

no they cant they sleep in water be cause i have two of them and both sleep in water and not on land as i kept them on land to sleep one day and when i saw it the next morning they were woken up and mother to said that she saw them that night and all they were doing was moving


Where do box turtles live in water or on land?

Box turtles live on land and are the only true land turtles. But they do enjoy a dip in shallow water to cool off.


How long can red ear turtles live on land?

A red eared slider can live out of the water for extended periods of time, up to several days, though you risk death due to dehydration. I wouldn't recommend leaving them out for long periods of time. I'd say max 4 to 6 hours a day.


Can red ear slider eggs hatch in water?

no. baby turtles must hatch on land because the cannot breath underwater like fish do. they have lungs like you and I.


Can a red eared slider and a box turtle live together?

no way a res turtle lives mainly in water and a box turtle live on land there care is just to diffrent for them live together.


Do turtles need many water features in the tank?

Aquatic turtles need to live in water. How deep depends on the species. Turtles like painted turtles or slider turtles need water to be as deep as possible. Turtles like musk and snapping turtles need shallower water. They have to have land too, a turtle need to be able to completely dry off when ever they want to. Tortoises or box turtles need a shallow, easy to climb in, dish that is big enough for then to fit in so they can sit in it and drink when ever they want.


Do turtles live mainly on land or in the water?

There are different types of turtles. Aquatic turtles mainly live in the sea. Terrestrial turtles live on land. There are also other types of turtles that live in both water and land, like snapping turtles for example.


Which can survive on land the longest out of tortoises and turtles?

a tortoises can of course they don't live in water like turtles do i have to tropical turtles they live on land and water


How fast do water turtles walk?

Compared to land turtles they are very fast on land.


Do all turtles live in water?

Most turtles are Amphibian, thus they can live both on land and in the water. Some turtles live only in the water, and some only on land.


How are land and water turtles different?

The biggest difference is that land turtles can swallow their food without being under water.


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