Red Eared Sliders

Are You familiar with the red eared slider turtle? These are cold blooded reptiles that are often kept as house pets. If you want to own one, make sure you talk with your vet first to learn about care. Also check with your local authorities to make sure the turtle is legal. Owning a turtle is illegal in some regions so check before you buy. The red eared slider spends much of his time swimming and lounging on rocks, logs, or other surfaces above water. He does this to soak in the sun and stay warm. In the winter, he burrows deep into the earth to hibernate. Red eared sliders need warmth, clean water, and the right diet to grow and remain healthy. You should also be prepared for a long term commitment as these turtles can live anywhere from 50 to 70 years. Learn more here or call your veterinarian Covington, GA.


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