If you are a reptile lover, you may have considered the idea of having a turtle as a pet. Such as a red-eared slider. These animals do not require too much care. However, it is true that to maintain the red-eared slider, you have to attend to their basic needs for food, hygiene, space, and temperatures. Likewise, it is important that you do a reflection exercise. And also to ask yourself if you have enough resources to take care of the red-eared slider. Because at first, it will require certain financial expenses. Besides all of that, it wouldn’t hurt to know more about them!
The Red-Eared Sliders is well-known
The Red-Eared Slider is one of the most commercialized reptiles in the world. This is due to their relatively low price, and generally their low food price. Also, their small size, and easy maintenance. Specimens that survive their first year or two can be expected to live for about 30 years. They pose a risk of infection, especially salmonella.
This risk can be mitigated and minimized by changing the aquarium water at least once every two weeks for teenagers. And once a week for babies. Or by using a suitable aquarium water filtration system. To protect yourself from infection, wash your hands when handling a red-eared slider or the water in which they live. When mature, they can inflict painful bites. This leads to irresponsible owners. Which would release them into the wild with negative ecological, social, and economic impacts.
Iconic ninja turtles
What breeds are the teenage mutant ninja turtles? Well, the red-eared slider, of course! It was revealed in Volume 2 of Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The popularity of turtles led to the craze for keeping them as pets in Britain. And also, subsequent ecological havoc. Turtles were accidentally or deliberately released into the wild. How horrible for the poor turtles!