Hey /an/. So my dad brought this turtle and I really don't know what type of turtle is and what food to give it. Anything I should know about it?
sometimes i think turtles shouldn't be pets because these guys can live 50+ years depending on the species and people just buy them without even knowing what the hell to feed them
the fact that your father bought it without any idea what it might even remotely ingest is a little terrifying
It is a Yellow Bellied Slider.
All slider care is essentially the same.
10 gallons per each inch of shell length for the tank. It will need a strong filter, figure one suited for 10 gallons more to each gallon in the tank. It will need a basking spot with a heat lamp and UVA/UVB lamp.
The pic attached is a guide on the basic diet of sliders.
Turtles really aren't good as far as impulse pets go and you're looking at around $150+ worth of equipment if you're in the US or Canada.
>sometimes i think turtles shouldn't be pets because these guys can live 50+ years depending on the species
luckily most of the sliders and pond turtles are more in the 20-30 year range. But some of those tortoises can live 50 to 100 years.
>it's very likely an invasive species that should be culled.
It is very possible. The pet trade has created several populations of invasive sliders.
Here is a somewhat ideal setup for a slider, to give you an idea of how much water they need
yeah, you can tell by the COMPLETE LACK OF A RED STRIPE COMING OFF HIS EYE.