Albino Red Eared Slider Hatchlings (Trachemys scripta elegans)
*ONLY FOR SCIENTIFIC OR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY*
RESTRICTED STATES: VA, OR, MA, WA, HI
Size: Generally reaches 4-6 inches.
Hatchlings: My preference is to raise hatchlings in a 2x3 container kept outdoors if you live in a tropical place, half shade half sun, with about 1-2 inches of fresh clean water. This should also include 2 or 3 bricks to allow the turtle to rest.
Enclosure: This is an aquatic turtle breed meaning they do better outdoor in an shallow aquarium. An outdoor enclosure is suggested to be at least 12 inches tall and 6x6 feet. Once they reach around 4 inches they will be ready to go into a small pond with a barrier.***Bigger is always better***
Diet: These turtles are omnivores and will eat just about anything. Once they are about 4 inches they can be offered meats of any sort. We feed Mazuri Aquatic Turtle diet from a young age to make sure they receive all the nutrients needed.
Handling: Once established at your home, they will reveal themselves when it feeding time by swimming across the enclosure, that's one of the most rewarding feelings as a turtle owner.