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Red-eared sliders are one of the most common types of turtles found in the pet trade, but ... are good for young turtles, but as red eared sliders mature ... more like indoor ... yes they are good indoor pets

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Can you use a fish tank for a red eared slider turtle?

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What do baby red-eared slider eat?

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