Any one know about Red Ear Slider turtles? pics added pg1

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by shay20, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Hi, i just got 2 red ear slider turtles, and i dont know anything really about turtles.
    they were giveing to me, they were abonded at an empty appartment poor things,

    Any way, i am not sure what they eat, how deep water they should be.
    and can they be with any other fish? Do they eat fish?

    Also i was wondering any one know how much these turtles go for?

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    Sorry bad camara.

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  2. BooneHillbilly

    BooneHillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Hmmmm The ones I have are small. How can you tell how old they are ?
    I read somewhere else that they have small and large ones , is that true?

    A heater? They need be in warm water?
     
  4. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours lives in a pond outside and goes semi-dormant in winter (we get in 30's). We feed it turtle food from petco and has been known to eat the slower fish. These are great samonella carriers, so wash hands after touching. Enjoy. Oh, make sure they have a place to get out of the water and rest.
     
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  5. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Quote:Wow ok, i did not know that, that are samonella carriers, [​IMG]
    thats what i was trying to do last night i added water in so that they can reach on top of the rock. it worked and we put in another big rock too.
    the tank came with some feeder fish, is that ok for now?

    And a heat light with no bulb, can i put just a regular bulb for them.

    I just read that the water temp should be 76 to 80.
     
  6. damohomesteaders

    damohomesteaders Out Of The Brooder

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    One word of caution as a bird owner....... Most turtle are carriers of salmonella
     
  7. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Like any reptile, they cannot digest their food unless they can warm themselves. You need enough water for them to swim around in but a nice grade to get up to the rocks to bask in. They are carnivors, they will eat meal worms, crickets, small to medium fish depending on their size. You will need a very good filter and about a 30 to 50 gal tank if they are small to medium. Don't feed them to much of the prepackaged turtle food it is hard on their systems. A natural diet of bugs and fish is better. A 25 to 50 watt heating bulb over the rocks is good. I never heated the water the bulb kept the temp up fine. Good luck.
     
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  8. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Quote:oh man i really did not know that. I have a lot chickens, and i also have parrots in the same room, should i move them from the room where my parrots are? i am sorry i know nothing about turtles.
     
  9. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    The turtles you and the birds will be fine. Never feed them raw meat. Keep their tank clean and always wash your hands after handeling them and their stuff.
     
  10. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Quote:So just treat them like i do with the birds, i am always washing my hands after i hanlde them or clean out there pens and cages.
     

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