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The Red Eared Slider has been a favorite household pet for many years!
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I just bought feeder fish as a Christmas present for my 4-year-old RES, Emy. This was her first experience with feeder fish, but she knew EXACTLY what they were for. I presented her with four fish. Three of them went within about the first two hours, but she and the fourth minnow, Henry I named him, have called it a draw and are now coexisting peacefully. It's the strangest thing I have ever seen! Apparently, Emy is not the only RES to coexist with fish. A bit of advice though, if you are going to leave feeders in the tank, quarantine and treat them before introducing them to the turtle's environment permanently, as they carry parasites, bacterium, etc...
Gingerbread (not my real name)
I got 2 baby red-ear slider turtles for christmas... :) I got a male and female... The male is very active, but also loves to sleep... The female has some kind of white thing covering her eyes and we thought it was blind or something but the shop keeper said it was just "muta"... I wish i could provide all the things for them like the light, tank, and stuff, but were kinda tight right now, and im still praying for that stuff... I really want my turtles to have the best time... I love them so much... after i read all these comments and stuff, gonna ask my parents, you know, future talk... well... I know Gods gonna give me this stuff for my "future" and present turtles... I had like, 3 dreams with turtles.. :) They are currently in a small "batsa" or basin inside our house... Luv them so much... I had 3 turtles before, one we found in the street that can climb cages and stuff, and ran away, the second one i bought as a partner but, she bleeds when they mate and stuff... and my dad put her in the "bahay kubo" and we cant find her now... the third one was a baby red-ear slider turtle that my sister "accidentally" put in a container with no water, and when i came home, my baby turtle was being eaten by ants... :(( i loved her so much... i cried for like, 2 hrs and was mad at my sis... Is anyone out there available for me to chat with them about turtles? Please... i need to chat about something besides school... just email me at email@example.com and ill tell u my ym or msn... :)) Merry christmas!(if its still christmas when you read this)
I just got two RES from a friend yesterday. One is big and one is little. They are Squrt and Crush. He gave me the pellets and said to feed them those but reading all of the sites I learned what they really need! Crush looks like his skin is shedding and I read it might be because he isn't getting the right food, I have to get them stuff tomorrow. Right now Crush is trying to push Squirt off the basking rock, he's kinda mean.
My name is tori. I orderd 2 baby red ear sliders, they are really cute. They are females and I don't know if you are allowed to hold them. I dont know so I don't, because I don't want to kill them.
I have this turtle and he is 1 year and 11 month old. He is really cute and adorable. I gave his name, which is Mince, because first I thought he was female. I feed him fish, commercial turtle food, and sinking fish pellets.
You did good by writing all this information but I suggest that you add more information about the red-eared turtle, like where it lives and put a question bar for questions. If you need more information go to google and write about red-eared turtles for more information. From the lily hugens, p.s i will be checking that you add information.
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hi it's me raigan. and the note shoud have
said i have 2 pet red ear sliders for over 2 months
now can i play with them
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 :-]