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
good names for a red eared slider should be based on their personality/what they're like. hope this helped.
red eared slider turtles make good pets.
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Yes. The most common fish a Red Eared Slider will eat is Commet Goldfish. Red eared sliders will eat fish, but fish are full of worms and parasites which will contaminate your filter. For an indoor slider I suggest only pellets and veggies. Plus they eat parts of the fish and the rest you would have to clean out right away. My slider loves just his pellets, he snubs romaine lettuce and any other veggie I have tried. Ice berg lettuce is not good for sliders either. I have a 4 year old slider that is 5 inches long he is in a 40 gallon tank alone.
A Red Eared Slider Turtle will grow to be approximately 7-12 inches depending on gender. Females are often 10-12 inches (25-30.5 cm), while males are 7-9 inches (17.8-22.8 cm). A good website to checkout for more information on the Red Eared Slider Turtle is included in the related links.
Red Eared sliders are aggressive over food, territory mates, etc. Most likely it was due to that aggression. I would suggest separating the sliders and taking the injured slider a vet. Good Luck!
yes you can, but make sure you have a good filtering system and lighting, 10 or 20 gallon should work fine for a slider
Almost any fish but not goldfish. Goldfish are good feed for turtles
A good price would be around 5$ and that would be at like a flea market
These turtles eat just about anything they can get their mouths around. But they shouldn't eat goldfish because they are not good for the turtles.
Same as a regular Red Eared Slider. The average male is 7-9in, and the females 8-12. A good care sheet as well as housing tips and such can be found at Austins Turtle Page.
Yes I'm not sure exactly what but this website looks good http://www.redearslider.com/
no. It could be a possible skin infection. take it to the vet immediately or give it to someone who can provide it a good home.
You can purchase a good quality turtle food and/or leafy greens. You can allow the greens to float in the water. The turtles will bite off of it.
Actually, both are really good pets. You just need a proper set-up for the turtle. ( Whether it be a Map Turtle or a Snapping Turtle.)
I really don't know. All I can tell you is that we thought ours had escaped for about two weeks and then found that he hadn't. He is still alive but is VERY close to death. If you have a Red Eared Slider that is close to starvation, you can shred some carrots and then wet them and then give them to him/her. They will also eat dead insects of alive ones. I gave mine a dead grub...at least I think it was dead... I hope this helped. Good luck with your turtle!
Do you have a heat lamp for the turtle? See the Related Question below.
You can feed them a green pellety food, and feeder fish are good for them too, that is all i know im not sure if they can eat fruits and veggies though, my sister just feeds them the pellets and fish
Baby red-eared sliders... well for starters, don't worry about them drowning underwater. Just give them enough water so that their head is above the water. As long as they have some rocks on the side so that they can bask, you're good. =) Source: experience
Hi there, Most turtles are good together like mine, i have a RES and a yellow bellied slider and they are great together! Bugzly12 - hope you have a great time and hope you can answer some of my questions!! :)
Yes, red-eared sliders make good pets for children, because they require less maintenance and responsibility than a cat or dog. But make sure the child knows not to kiss or lick the turtle, and to wash their hands before and after touching it. Turtles can carry diseases like salmonella, and they can also get sick from the germs humans carry.
Yes you can. Just not to far down b/c they have somthing like veins in their nails and if you cut to far they will bleed. If you are not sure how far to cut them, then I would take your turtle to your local pet store! Good luck!
NO, NO, NO, NO... EVER.
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