Animal Stories - Red-eared Slider

Animal-World Information about: Red-eared Slider

   The Red Eared Slider has been a favorite household pet for many years!
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Manny Burgio - 2008-01-02
It is good to see that eveyone is enjoying there Sliders.
I have had my four girls since i was 11 years old.
They are still with me and i am now 30 years old.
They are wonderful pets and very intelligent.

Christian - 2007-11-22
My red eared slider is just a baby. I got it yesterday and it rocks, it's just extremely shy.

val - 2007-11-22
I've always been a big fan of the Red-Eared Slider and have had mine for six months. I didn't know what they were called or their living status, but the website help me out a lot!

brandon - 2007-11-08
I just got my red eared slider yesterday and his already the best thing that ever happened to me. his names peaubs. ps: this site helps alot

Kelley - 2007-10-23
I just graduated from a 10 gallon tank to a 55 gallon mac-daddy turtle world. It's awesome. My one-year old turtle and his two 3-month-old buddies are loving it. They have a floating sunbathing rock. I keep guppies in the tank to breed a continual supply of live fish. They eat pellets and anachris. I read how easily they breed but I don't want them to breed. I wouldn't know what to do with that many babies.

Byron - 2007-09-30
I got a turtle in march and he is just awesome. He is such a hyper little fella. I hope to own him for the rest of my life because they live for 20-70 years if cared for properly.

Rae, age 14 - 2007-06-23
I bought two baby sliders from Chinatown yesterday, as I was in the market for a new pet, anyway. I named them Ickle and Pickle. ^_^ They both have soft-shell (malnutrition, I guess), so I'm kind of worried, and they don't seem to eat anything I give them. Maybe they're nervous. They're adorable, though. I think this is a nice alternative to that Borzoi puppy I've always wanted.

jodi - 2007-06-18
We love our red ear slider, her name is Cleo. We got her when she was a baby and she has gotten pretty big. I buy ghost shrimp for her to eat, she loves to chase them and then eat them. Now that summer is here my girls and I go out and catch grasshoppers, crickets, and june bugs. I dont know what we will do when winter comes. Sometimes I think I pay more attention to her than our dogs, lol!

WETFIRE - 2007-06-17
I have a red eared slider. His name is Jar-Jar. I've had him for 5 years and he has a 7 inch shell. I have a 25 gallon tank that has a ramp and he uses to go in and out as he pleases. He likes to run around the house. Since I started to let him out about a year ago. He has become very social. He will try to crawl up your leg, but he usually needs help. He likes to sit in my lap. It's so cool. He loves to eat feeder fish. (not goldfish) He also likes his pellets and insects too. I have had other turtles before, but sliders seem to be more fun. Great Pet!!

Harvey - 2007-06-04
I bought two baby turtles in chinatown, total impulse buy. They are called Michaelangelo and Raphael. Mikey is awesome because he is always swimming around and stuff, and he LOVES to eat. Raphael is kind of an a**hole, though. Now they live in a big glass bowl and people love coming over and seeing them (it's been about 9 weeks now). The best thing about these turtles is that they are so easy to take care of. I change the water every once in a while, and feed them every couple days. Their basking light is on a timer, so it just about takes care of itself!

As a treat, whenever I kill any sort of insect, I toss it in their tank. They love to eat that. I swatted a fly in my elevator yesterday, so I picked it up and dropped it in there! I think I might pick up some insects at the store tonight on my way home, to feed the little guys!