Red-eared sliders eat both plants and meat. Older turtles eat a lot more vegetation than young turtles, who are primarily carnivorous. Commercial turtle pellets can be fed as part of a turtle's diet but should be supplem... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Turtles

An albino red-eared slider is a rare pet turtle. They have no chance of surviving in the wild, and they are found among breeders. Breeders can also determine the sex of an albino red-eared slider by the temperature. More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Turtles

Red-eared slider turtles display elaborate courtship behavior underwater, and if the female is not interested, she becomes aggressive. If she is willing to mate, she goes to the bottom. Mating takes only about 10 minutes... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Turtles
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Red-eared sliders cannot breathe underwater. They breathe air and must come to the surface periodically to take in oxygen. The frequency at which a turtle needs to breathe depends on how active it is. More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Turtles

Many popular pet turtles, such as red-eared sliders and painted turtles, are known for their basking behavior. Depending on the type of dock you want, you can use a foam block with nontoxic sealant for a floating dock, r... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Turtles

Baby red-eared sliders will eat water plants, dead matter and fish in the wild but if they are being kept as pets it is best to raise them on commercial turtle feed. A steady and nutrient-rich diet promotes growth in tur... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Turtles

Yellow-bellied sliders do well living in a shallow water aquarium with a filtration system and a suitable dry area for basking. A 60-gallon aquarium works well for adult yellow-bellied turtles. The water temperature shou... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Turtles