The Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)

The red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), also known as the red-eared terrapin, is a semiaquatic turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. This turtle grows 5 to 11 inches long. Because of its size and personality, this has been one of the most popular reptiles when it comes to the pet and food trade. The practice of keeping these turtles has continued since the 1930s, … Continue reading The Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)