Question by  Girish (36)

How do you care for a baby red eared slider turtle?


Answer by  MsLizziebug (833)

Water MUST be clean and deep enough for the turtle to submerge itself. Supply a platform so it can have a dry place to bask. They need sunlight, you'll need a full spectrum bulb. Feed small earthworms or buy frozen fish such as smelt and cut up into tiny pieces. (worms too) Using a filter the water will stay much cleaner.


Answer by  worker7162 (166)

A baby red eared slider need more protein food. so please feed him protein rich foods like earthworms,waxworms,silkworms,aquatic snails,daphnia,shrimp,mealworms. and some vegitable foods like Leafy greens,aquatic plants carrots,green beans can be added.


Answer by  krisnair84 (211)

The one important aspect of taking care of a slider turtle is their diet. Commercial turtle food or any other substitute such as dog food will not be suitable.


Answer by  worker8388 (994)

We must have strong beefy filters for turtles. 10% water change is must for week. Temperature of water should be 80-82 degrees. UVB light and heat light is must. Also basking area temperature should be greater than 10 degrees. Take your baby out sometimes and provide sun not overheating. Feed them 50% water plants,commercial foods 25% and live protein 25%


Answer by  str8upcutie83 (471)

Make sure the water is not too deep and provide them somewhere like a log or platform that they can get completely out of water. Invest in a heat lamp.

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