What should I feed my pet turtle?

i just got a red eared slider baby and really found out i don't know the first thing about them, help please


Asked by lisaslab at 6:04 PM on Nov. 6, 2008 in Pets

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  • you'll need turtle food or crickets, worms, bugs . you need water de chlorinator a filter for the water a heat lamp and a uv lamp a water heater . mine don't really like be messed with but i guess there awesome pets my 2 year old loves watching them swim we have 8 turtles in a 100 gal. tank got any more question let me know i can probably help. good luck

    Answer by humboldtmama21 at 6:12 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

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  • They also need to be able to get out of the water. Some kind of a ramp or rock to climb on so they can dry out, or they will get soft shell and die.

    Answer by bjacob1035 at 6:22 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

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  • theres also a special calcium for their shell to stay hard...

    Answer by Albi1623 at 10:12 PM on Nov. 6, 2008

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  • A simple reptile tank will do.. you will need a heat light, rocks, and of course food and water.

    Stack the rocks in the tank on one side to where they can climb up out of the water and bask in the heat. Point the lamp right on the rocks for them. Fill the tank with water... we have well water, but is not then you will want to let your water set out in the room at LEAST 48 hours before putting your turtles in.

    The tank we have is about 18 inches long, 12 inches wide and about 4 inches deep and it works fine since my babies are still small.

    As for food, you can buy turtle food which comes in pellets or in sticks. If you can't find them, Betta food works too, which is what I use a LOT.

    anymore questions, feel free to PM me. :)

    Answer by AaronsMom79 at 2:13 AM on Nov. 7, 2008

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  • http://redearslider.com/ Good luck! I had a red ear slider and they are so much fun to watch!

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 7:15 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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  • You will need at least 100 gallons of water for it to swim in as an adult, it must have a basking spot outside of the water and will need calium supplimentation so it does not get a soft shell. Check out anapsid.org for care sheets. RES are really not good house pets....they require too much water as adults.

    Answer by RenaeMom3277 at 7:15 PM on Nov. 8, 2008

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  • Please visit www.turtleexchange.com/forum and you will find the answers you need. Many very informed people who have a variety of different types of turtles. I am an administrator there, if you do decide to join, email me here at cafe mom (click on my name) and I will approve you the next time I am on.

    Answer by Carebear38 at 11:35 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

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