Yellow Bellied Slider Turtle Care Sheet

Scientific Name: Trachemys Scripta Scripta
Native to: Alabama to Virginia
Maximum Length: 5 – 12 inches
Life Span: 20 – 30 years

The yellow bellied slider turtles are native to the southeastern United States from Alabama to Virginia. The yellow-bellied slider is a land and water turtle belonging to the family Emydidae.

Care tips:
Enclosure: 75 gallon tank or larger, water 16-18 inches deep.

Substrate: reptile sand or even fine pea gravel.

Habitat: These turtles are natively found near freshwater lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers. Therefore provide your turtle with an aquarium with water deep enough to swim and a basking area where they can get completely out of the water.

Temperature and Lighting: 72 -80F degrees for water temperature and 90 – 95F degrees for basking areas are ideal.

Food and Water: yellow bellied slider turtles enjoy commercial turtle food, feeder fish, meal worms, wax worms, crickets and chopped vegetables.

To download or print this care sheet – Click link: Yellow Bellied Slider Turtles Care Sheet

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