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Red Ear Slider
(Turtle) (Red Ear Slider)
Description:
Red Eared Sliders are popular pet trade animals which when cared for properly can live 20 years and grow up to a foot in length. However, improper care often leads to deformation, death, or they are frequently released into non native habitats when people realize there is more to properly caring for them than a small tank and some water. We've assembled some important information regarding housing, feeding and handling that you should know before you decide to take on such an animal.
Box Turtle
(Turtle) (Box Turtle)
Description:
Ornate box turtles have one of the largest natural ranges of any box turtle species – occupying nearly all of the American Midwest. Adult ornate box turtles are typically between 5 to 7 inches in length, with most ornate box turtles topping out around 6 inches. Box turtles, in general, have been recorded to live as long as 100 years, with most living between 40 and 60 years. The records for ornate box turtle longevity indicate animals living as long as 32 to 37 years. However, the longevity for box turtles is largely dependent on their diet, habitat, the cleanliness of their enclosure and stress.
Description:
Ornate box turtles have one of the largest natural ranges of any box turtle species – occupying nearly all of the American Midwest. Adult ornate box turtles are typically between 5 to 7 inches in length, with most ornate box turtles topping out around 6 inches. Box turtles, in general, have been recorded to live as long as 100 years, with most living between 40 and 60 years. The records for ornate box turtle longevity indicate animals living as long as 32 to 37 years. However, the longevity for box turtles is largely dependent on their diet, habitat, the cleanliness of their enclosure and stress.