Animal Stories - Red-eared Slider

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   The Red Eared Slider has been a favorite household pet for many years!
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sunshine - 2010-05-24
I can not figure out what kind of turtle I have he has pretty markings on his back, looks just like a red eared glider, but he don't have the red ear! Maybe a yellow bellied glider! Idk! I just finally got him a 10 gallon tank after having him for two years, I'm terrified he is going to drowned! He is about 5 inches long, he is in 3 inches of water! Is that enough or too much or do I need more? I really need some one to tell me I'm scared he is going to drown when I go to bed! And gravel does it matter if it is small aquarium gravel? Thank you for your help in advance!

Lucy - 2010-04-01
How do I figue the age of the turtle out?

Matt - 2010-03-19
I just found a female RES trying to wander across a busy surface street. I pulled my truck over and put her on the closest lawn but she tried to cross the street again so I picked her up and took her to the animal shelter. They told me that she was probably trying to find a watery spot to lay eggs. I'm really glad I took her there immediately because I didn't even know that she was a water turtle and I could have killed her out of ignorance had I tried to care for her myself. At the shelter they have a decent aquarium setup for her to stay in and I hope the owner looks for her. I'm just glad I could help and it was an interesting learning experience.

trindina - 2010-01-15
I have a red slider and he is in a 40 gal tank. hes in the garge and it gets cold in there I have a water wormer for him it is the long ones that hang in the water, and he has a light too. due you thing I should move him cause it is too cold in there?

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  • Wendell - 2010-05-11
    Yes, reptiles are cold blooded and can die if they get too cold. There probably isn't much (if any) natural sunlight in the garage either - some filtered sunlight (not direct) would be good too. Does he have a UVB light and a basking lamp? You can also keep a better eye on him inside your home. If you have a space for him bring him (and the tank) inside.
Rolf - 2009-12-15
Hello I have a question i have 2 RES and have had them for a year now i love them very much and i have moved them form a 10 gallon tank to a 40 gallong tank with 1 of those floating logs and a turtle dock and stuff and 2 filters but i would like to know what kind of pet store plants can i put in there that they can eat and make the tank cooler also will they eat the algea cleaning fish??? and another question 1 of them has an ear abses (how ever you can spell it sorry) and has had it for about 9 months thank god he or she hasent died yet can u tell me how to fix it?? can i do it myself? or do i have to take it to a vet for sure???

Troy randall - 2009-12-08
I have a red-eared slider and his eyes have a film over them. This possibly came from not getting to clean out the tank like we should have. What can we do to help this?? He wonders around the tank like he cant see. If you put his food in front of him, he acts like he cant see it. We had two turtles in the tank during this time but this has only happened to one. The other turtles seems to be fine. We are very concerned about is problem we have please help??

Tammy - 2009-12-08
I need some help. We got two RES turtles and during the time we were moving I noticed a film over one of the turtles eyes. I am not sure what this is or what to do about it. This turtles has to be hand feed because it acts like it cant see the food in front of him. Please Help!!

Troy randall - 2009-12-02
I have a red ear turtle and there seems to be a film covering his/her eyes and i'm not sure if its from not changing his/her tank in a timely fashion or where exactly it came from but what can i do to help him/her.

Seo-Young - 2009-11-24
I have a Red Slider turtle. She is 10 years old. I lover so much. I named her Cutie.
I got her at 2007.

Issac - 2009-09-25
I also rescued an RES from a parking lot.