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The Red Eared Slider has been a favorite household pet for many years!
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We just got our first Red Eared Slider....( we've had them for one day) and we are very happy. The lady did not tell us about buying a filter... so I guess we have to add that to our list.
I wondered if anyone can help me with two questions.
1. What kind of Plants would the turtles like best?
2. Is the ReptoGuard Turtle Health Conditioner a good thing? I noticed in just one day it has kinda made the water just a little cloudy. Perhaps the filter would help with this.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I have two pet red ear sliders turtles. I have had them for over a month now,
and their shells are at least 5-6 inches long. I can play with them.
Rebecca W 8-2-08
I've had a red ear slider for about 2 1/2 years now and his shell is about 3-3 1/2 inches long. I got him when I was about 9 or something. He is my baby! He follows me when I walk to see him, and when I feed him he tries to get out. We recently got him a bigger cage and he loves it. I call him shamoo but his real name is sammi. And now I got another baby slider, cami, a few days ago and she isn't eating, but I just think shes nervous. I keep her in a smaller cage and sammi tries to come at her, but I stay there to try to comfort her. I pick her up all the time and her nails tickle a lot. Sammi has freddy kruger nails! thats what me and my mom say:-]. I think you should consider getting RES's as a pet considering they are so easy to take care of, and they will keep a child very busy as well, as sammi and cami have done for me and my cousins :-]
I love this turtle, especially my baby one.
I only have one turtle, her name is Cynthia. I think she is the cuttest turtle in the whole wide world. Cynthia is a female. I have a plastic tank and she sometimes tries to escape.
I love red eared sliders. I've had, in my whole life, 12 of them. They are so sweet, they will not bite. I live by a swamp and turtles lay eggs in my yard, in fact I found one today. His name is rubix. I love gary and my 4 others; explodey, carlos, betsy, and spikeo.
We've had our turtle, Cindy for four years and she's great! She is very playful and follows me everytime I go by her tank! I LOVE MY CINDY and I know she does too!
My daughter and I acquired 2 sliders - one in 2001 and the other in 2002 - and they are thriving. The younger one - Chip - has almost outgrown Ginger and they are about the same size. Ginger is a mellow turtle who greets you when you open the tank and reaches out to you for feeding. Chip on the other hand is a "scardy cat" because he came from an overcrowded turtle environment and trusts no one and tries to bite if he feels threatened. Nonetheless, they both love listening to any kind of music and stop dead in their tracks to "listen in". They love basking in the sun. We have them in a turtle tank in 2 - 3 inches of water. They have 2 seashells they go under when they want to be "cozy". We keep them under a window so they can get some sun. They eat "cold cuts", shrimp treats, insect pellets (in the summer only when they seem to be at peak hunger time) and are basically carnivores even now. I've never seen them eat any plant matter in the tank. They are simply adorable. The tank is a pain to clean, but my daughter is getting used to it! We love our "babies" and I have a picture on my desk of Ginger when she was reaching out for food.
We have had our turtle for 6 years. I have 3 kids and they love him. He is a great pet for them. He is very playful in and out of the tank and he has taught my kids great responsibility in a fun way! :-] Squrtle has brought much joy to our house!
I got my male and female baby RESs 7 months ago, and I love them. Curious is right! I have them on my dresser, and they always come to the front of the tank. If I'm walking by their tank, they usually follow me. They are great pets. They also seem to enjoy it when I'm playing my guitar or radio loudly. I love Stretch and Tuck!