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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 (34)
ImogenClegg
I came home from school one day to find a tank with 2...
Review by: ImogenClegg (3) June 16, 2016 08:13
  • Currently 100
5.00
4 photos
Ninjaturtle28
I have to admit that Fiona is my second turtle. I goy...
Review by: Ninjaturtle28 (4) February 21, 2016 06:32
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
Rhiaamax3
We've got 4 turtles. 3 yellow belly sliders. Ryan, Vi...
Review by: Rhiaamax3 (4) updated January 10, 2016 08:09
  • Currently 100
3.25
Nilagard
Bobina has been in my 250L aquarium for about 1.5 yea...
Review by: Nilagard (16) December 09, 2015 04:18
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
JudithT
When I was little my mom brought us (my brother and m...
Review by: JudithT (0) October 20, 2015 15:35
  • Currently 100
2.50
1 photo
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