Baby Red Ear Slider Turtles

Starting at: $12.49

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. Anyone of them will be happy to answer any questions you may have about selecting the right turtle and products for you. They can even place an order over the phone for you. If you prefer e-mail simply click on the "Ask us about this item "box below.


Attention Please Read Turtles & Tortoises are part of the reptile family. Being reptiles they cannot produce body heat and must rely on getting warm from another source. We offer heat packs that stay warm for up to 72 hours, by using a heat pack or two you are ensuring that your new turtle or tortoise will stay comfortable and warm during the shipping period. Also please keep in mind that your turtle my end up sitting on an airport tarmac for hours waiting to be loaded onto the plane and that can be rough on a reptile in a cold city. Heat Packs cost only $1.98 each and can be added to your turtles below.


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