Sliders, Cooters, and other Common Turtles Care Sheet

Easy Guide to Sliders, Cooters, and other Common Turtle Husbandry (Care Sheet)

  • Life Expectancy: 30+ Years
  • Size: Sliders 5in-25in, Cooters 8in-18in, Maps 5in-8in 
  • Food: Turtle Pellets, Guppies, Shrimp, Worms, some Plants
  • Feed Schedule: Daily (babies) / 2-3 times a week (adults)
  • Baby Enclosure Size: 10 gallon tank
  • Adult Enclosure Size: 75-100 tank
  • Ambient Temp: 78-80 degrees fahrenheit
  • Basking Spot: 90-95 degrees fahrenheit
  • Water Temp: 72-75 degrees fahrenheit
  • Water Depth: Great swimmers, can handle deep waters of more than 12 inch. Babies should be kept semi shallow.
  • Temperament/Handleability: Generally Docile
  • Additional info: These active turtles are very active and love to bask. Make a perfect pet for anyone who wants a turtle with a great personality. They can get fairly large so may out grow common tank sizes. They do need UV and Heat lights. Cost is usually around 50+

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