turtle and tortoise home Turtle and Tortoise basic information health history Behavior Other information

Red Eared Slider basic information

Bright bands on the sides of the Red Eared Slider's head are where they get their name. These bands are not always red, often varying from orange to an almost brick red color; and sometimes they do not appear at all. These bands may also be broken into a few spots and can fade with age. They sometimes also have a spot the same color as their bands on the top of their head. It is not rare to find them now as albino or pastel varieties. When Red Eared Sliders are born, both their carapace and their bodies are a vibrant green. In young adults the shell will often go through a yellow stage, and eventually become olive in color. The carapace at this time is also covered with dark patches, streaks, and lines, as well as patterning in yellow, white, and red upon occasion. The carapace changes colors with age, often turning brown, gray, or even black; and after a time, you have to look closely to see the bands on the sides of their heads, which fade in with these colors. A Red Eared Slider can reach an adult length of anywhere between 5 and 12 inches. Females tend to be larger than males. Males have longer tails than the females and have long front claw nails, which they use in their breeding dance.

Complete List
African helmeted terrapin Australian snake necked turtle Big Headed Turtle Black Marsh Terrapin Blanding's Turtle
Bog Turtle Box Turtle - Chinese Box Turtle - Eastern Box Turtle - Gulf Coast Box Turtle - Indonesian
Box Turtle - Keeled Box Turtle - Ornate Box Turtle - Three Toe Cogwheel Turtle Diamondback Terrapin
East African Side Necked Turtle European Pond Turtle Florida Cooter Fly River Turtle Honduran Wood Turtle
Leaf Turtle Map Turtle Mata Mata Turtle Musk Turtle Painted River Terrapin
Painted Turtle - Eastern Painted Turtle - Western Red Eared Slider Reeve's Terrapin Snapping Turtle
Softshell Turtle - Black Rayed Softshell Turtle - Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle - Florida Spotted Turtle Wood Turtle - Central American
Wood Turtle - North American Yellow Spotted Amazon River Turtle African Spurred Tortoise Aldabra Giant Tortoise Bow-Sprit Tortoise
Burmese Brown Tortoise Chaco Tortoise Desert Tortoise Egyptian Tortoise Elongated Tortoise
Forsten's Tortoise Galapagos Tortoise Gopher Tortoise Greek Spur Thighed Tortoise Hermann's Tortoise
Hingeback Tortoise - Bell's Hingeback Tortoise - Home's Impressed Tortoise Leopard Tortoise Leopard Tortoise - South African
Marginated Tortoise Pancake Tortoise Radiated Tortoise Red Foot Tortoise Russian Tortoise
Star Tortoise Yellow Foot Tortoise
Latest news about Yellow Foot Tortoise


copyright turtlesite.infoprivacy policycontactsitemap

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Red_Eared_Slider".
eXTReMe Tracker