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Yellow-bellied Slider

Yellow-bellied Slider

Other name: Common Slider; Pond Slider

Scientific name: Trachemys scripta scripta

Range/Habitat: These sliders are a freshwater species and highly adaptable. They are a U. S. native found in the Mississippi river system regions of the southwest. Feral populations have been established throughout the U.S. as a result of owners releasing their unwanted pets. In some locations the release turtles have hybridized with other turtles. This has resulted restrictions place on having these turtles as pets. Check with your local regulatory authority (usually state Fish and Game Department) on Common Slider ownership before acquiring one as a pet.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
great tempered turtles, good beginner turtles, cute little babies, gorgeous yellow markings
Challenging:
big paddling pool, messy little creatures, special filtered water, messy feeders
Interesting:
feeder fish goldfish, basking areas, gorgeous shell
Overall review
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3.9 (19)
Suchen
This was my first pet ever. I was about 4-5 years old...
Review by: Suchen (21) updated March 05, 2014 08:37
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
monicadavis
I've had my turtle for over 12 years. Most people tha...
Review by: monicadavis (3) February 18, 2014 10:13
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
ShandeeNis
Lucky was actually my brothers turtle.. for about a w...
Review by: ShandeeNis (14) December 21, 2013 21:12
  • Currently 100
3.75
whatadoggydoes
I got Mr. Turtle about four years ago from my aunt. ...
Review by: whatadoggydoes (4) December 12, 2013 11:38
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo
TobinBell
The kind of turtle I have is an excellent choice for ...
Review by: TobinBell (4) updated November 06, 2013 01:57
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
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