How long do orange eared sliders live?


Care Difficulty Moderate
Average Life Span 20 to 30+ years with proper care
Average Adult Size 6-12 inches long or more
Diet Omnivore
Minimum Habitat Size 40+ gallons May take up to 5-7 years to reach adult size, so upgrade habitat size as your turtle grows.

Do slider turtles like to be held?

Even though most turtles don’t like being handled, they do like to see you. When you take them out of their tank, you can have them follow you around in a safe space. You can also wiggle your fingers at them from outside the tank. They will try to catch your finger and follow it around if you move it back and forth.

What do Orange slider turtles eat?

They often eat submerged plants like anacharis, water hyacinth, water lettuce, duckweed, azolla (fairy moss), and frog-bit. Other Vegetables: Carrots (both the orange vegetable and the green top), squash, and green beans.

Do turtles like being out of water?

Turtles can usually stay out of water for around 8 hours. However, this depends on the environment of the land they are on. If the area has a cool temperature, a turtle can stay out of the water for a couple days. That being said, a turtle will run into serious digestion issues if they stay out of water too long.

Do red-eared slider bites hurt?

The turtle’s bite is painful, but it’s not dangerous or poisonous. The bite does not cause any real damage, although it can hurt kids with tiny fingers. However, it’s better to leave the turtle alone if it appears fearful and threatened by you.

What are the different colors of red-eared slider turtles?

Two other color strains (morphs) of the red-eared slider has been developed by the modern breeders: the ‘Pastel’ (lighter in coloration with varying amounts of yellow and red, or caramel pink) and the ‘Albino’ (bright yellow as a juvenile, which fades with the turtle’s age).

What is the scientific name for a red-eared slider turtle?

Red-Eared Slider Turtle Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Genus: Trachemys Scientific Name: Trachemys scripta elegans

What kind of turtle is a pond slider?

Pond slider turtles are mid-sized aquatic turtles native to North America. This species is popularly kept as pets. They are quite easy to care for and have bright colorations and patterns. This makes sliders the perfect herptiles for beginners.

What kind of turtle is a yellow belly slider?

Ask New Question. The yellow-bellied slider (Trachemys scripta scripta) is a land and water turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. This subspecies of pond slider is native to the southeastern United States, specifically from Florida to southeastern Virginia, and is the most common turtle species in its range.