Baby Red Ear Slider Turtles

Starting at: $9.95

These turtles are the size of a U.S Quarter.


The Red Ear Slider Turtles (Trachemys Scripta Elegans) you see here for sale are the most recognized turtles in the United States and possibly the entire world. Bet you have a pretty good idea as to why they are called red ear slider turtles? Yep, they have a red slash where their ears are. Slider comes from them being famous for sliding into the water when approached in the wild. Red ear slider turtles have great personalities and can quickly learn to eat from your hand. They are extremely hardy making them a perfect beginner turtle. Red ear sliders originate from the southern United States down to northern Mexico but can be found in almost every stream, river, pond and lake in the United States. Preferred water temperatures are mid-70s to low-80s degrees Fahrenheit. Basking temperatures should be kept between the high-80s and mid-90s degrees Fahrenheit. As with most aquatic water turtles, red ear slider turtles are mostly carnivorous as hatchling turtles and become more herbivorous as they age. In the wild they enjoy eating vegetation, snails, tadpoles, small fish, crayfish, insects and insect larvae. In captivity they love being feed turtle pellets, green leaf lettuce, mustard greens, grass shrimp, freeze dried meal worms and the list goes on and on. However with that said you must remember to feed all your turtles a variety of different foods. Never feed just one type of food on a regular basis.

To learn more about Hatchling Red Ear Slider Turtles or any other item that we have for sale, please Call us toll free at 1-800-517-1809 we have herp staff available Monday to Friday from 8am until 5 pm eastern time.

Attention Please Read: All Turtles & Tortoises belong to the reptile family. Being a reptile you must understand that turtles and tortoises cannot produce their own body heat, in captivity they must rely on you to produce a heat source & cool source so they can regulate their body temperature. We ship all of our turtles and tortoises via UPS. You must understand how important it is for you to add a heat pack or cool pack to your order so your reptile can stay warm or cool during its trip to you. When your order leaves our facility it is driven to the UPS airport where it is loaded on to the plane. This is where the warm pack and cool pack play a very important role in the health of your new friend.  UPS has its main world port hub in Louisville Kentucky and all packages must go through that hub first before it is moved to the plane that will bring it to your state, however your package may be in the elements for several hours before being processed and loaded onto the plane. With the extreme weather that continues to plague our country we ask that you give great thought to purchasing one or even two of our heat or cool packs so that your new turtle or tortoise will arrive to you safe, healthy and most important comfortable. Thank You for your continued support TurtleShack Team.

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