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.
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