Name: Red-Eared Slider or Florida
Native to United States(south).They
can now be found all over the world. The Red-Eared
Sliders have been introduced by people who bought
them as pets and when they decided they didn't’t
want to keep them anymore they released them in
freedom. That is a big problem. For example: in
southern Europe Red-Eared Slider competes for survival
against the cistude of Europe. And cistude is now
in danger of extinction. Please, DO
NOT RELEASE YOUR TURTLE IN THE WILD.
They can grow up to 30cm(11.8 inches).
Male sliders grow between 6-10 inches and females
between 10-12 inches.
span: In captivity they can live
up to 20-40 years. Some individuals have lived more
than 50 years, but only if you have provided the
proper care for them. In the wild they can get 20
Male res have long, thick tales and they
also have elongated front claws. They tend to be
more brightly colored than females and are smaller.
Females have short front nails and short, skinny
tails. Female's cloaca is located closer to the carapace than in males. They are larger and more darkly colored than
males. All RES have a reddish patch of skin behind
their ear area. The toes on their legs are connected
by a membrane(both,male and female). RES are usually
good natured turtles. They enjoy basking. Although
they are usually docile, they will bite if provoked.
Females can produce up to three clutches of 4 to
23 eggs in a single year.
Red-Eared Sliders live in ponds, streams,
rivers and lakes. They need fresh water. They prefer
calm waters with soft bottoms and dense vegetation.
They need a freshwater aquarium with a warm dry
land area for basking and a large warm water area
Water area: 21.1°C-26.6°C(70°F-80°F).
Omnivores. They prefer non-vegetarian food