Amy V (rolette) wrote in iguanarama,
Amy V

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Hey, I just joined the community. It was one of the few I thought might be able to help me with a small problem that I have come across.

My mother goes walking every day. This morning, she came across a turtle no bigger than a half dollar just sitting on the sidewalk. She took it in and at the moment we have it in a large cooking bowl with a few rocks, a few centimeters of water and a few pieces of grass. Hopefully, we are able to keep it (as we have 2 cats and a few guinea pigs in the house already).

My first question is if there is any possibility someone can tell me what sort of turtle this is:

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Any help would be appreciated. What sort of turtle this may be, what sort of food we may be able to give him, etc. He seems healthy and fairly active, and I want to make sure he can be kept that way for a long while. Thanks!
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its a red eared slider turtle :)
yup. they usually do well in captivity. atleast from my experience. they like crickets. small fish. worms. any lil creepy crawlies, they're bound to eat (keep 'em bite size, hehe ^^). someone told me they ate vegitation too, but mine never liked the idea.. so.. if you want, throw some redleaf romaine lettuce in there as well, y'kno? good luck, darlin!
oh! and um.. create a viquarium for him. half land, half water. little basking light to keep warm. not too hard. may need an underwater filter too, but he's small. shouldn't be too messy ~.^
Yup, red eared slider. I have one too. A tad bit bigger than yours.

They are great pets.
I had one as a pet bck in Indiana.
Definately a red eared slider. I had one for a spell down in florida. very sweet critters.