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    Exclamation Red Eared Sliders

    I have two red eared slider turtles, approximately 1 yr old. I believe they are both male. I was informed (incorrectly I may add) about the ease of caring for these adorable turtles as well as their life expectancy and fully matured size. The bottom of their tank was shattered and while looking for a new tank, and fully researching these turtles, I realized I cannot provide the best home for them. I would like to find them a home with someone that is educated on RES and will know how to properly take care of them. I tend to take in animals in need but this time, bit off more than I could chew. I love the little guys (Crush and Nova) and interacting with them is as enjoyable as interacting with my dogs but I just don't have the space they need. I am hoping to find someone willing to adopt these special little' guys. I have read that they are illegal to sell/buy and I know releasing them is not an option. Can someone please provide me with suggestions? I just want them properly taken care of so they can lead long, happy, healthy lives. I live in the central Indiana area. Please help!






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    Re: Red Eared Sliders

    Reptile Rescues - Societies

    This is a new feature, and people are still contributing info to it all the time. If you feel like you cannot provide for them, look into finding a rescue who will take them in.

    I will also add (just in case it is useful to you to know) that turtles do not absolutely need to be kept in glass aquaria. You can look into stock tanks and stock ponds (plastic types) as reasonably priced ponds for them, but available in much bigger sizes than aquariums. Check Tractor Supply Company (Search Results). Much more affordable than glass tanks, but still take up a lot of space.

    Good luck finding (or making) a good home for your RES. If you can't find them a home, or decide to keep them, don't hesitate to let us know, we can help you build a great enclosure for them if they stay with you.
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    Re: Red Eared Sliders

    That's good to know about the alternatives to glass aquariums...thanks for that tidbit. I'm new to this site so still checking everything out. I may end up keeping them and just get rid of some furniture I've also read through other posts that a filter designed for tanks twice the size of what I have is helpful to keep the muck down. I really like my turtles and they are much better behaved than my dogs! Just want the best for them. Thanks for the advice.

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    Re: Red Eared Sliders

    A friend of mine got a 110 gallon stock tank for $65 if this helps out. His turtles love it. He also put in a pond filter, instead of a critter filter. I think it ran only $40 and it does a great job.
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    Re: Red Eared Sliders

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    That's good to know about the alternatives to glass aquariums...thanks for that tidbit. I'm new to this site so still checking everything out. I may end up keeping them and just get rid of some furniture I've also read through other posts that a filter designed for tanks twice the size of what I have is helpful to keep the muck down. I really like my turtles and they are much better behaved than my dogs! Just want the best for them. Thanks for the advice.
    Heavy filtration is certainly a MUST for turtles. Some of the stock tanks however come with spigots in the bottom (And I think spigots are pretty easy to install if they don't come with the tank!). If you make it so you can drain the water out the spigot either through a hose or into a bucket, it makes amazing fertilizer because of all the nutrients in their poop. If you have a garden, just put your tank near a door or window where you can attach your hose and water your plants, lol. Doing regular water changes will also extend the life of your filter.

    If you have warm enough weather, they can live outside part of the year - the natural UVB would be great for their health. (just be sure to use a strong lid, preferably chicken wire or other suitable mesh to keep curious predators or children from wandering off with a new prize.)

    Check your local craigslist for stock tanks and whatnot - they last a long time, so getting a used one might save you even more $
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    Post Re: Red Eared Sliders

    I'm very interested in your sliders. I live in Elkhart IN and have a large pond where they would live happily. Let me know if they are still available for adoption. Thank you. Claudia

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    Exclamation Re: Red Eared Sliders

    Just wanted to add that it was great that one, you took them in, and two, you cared enough that they receive the appropriate care. Good luck, this is what it means to be humanitarian, caring for those with no voices...
    Best of Luck...

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    Re: Red Eared Sliders

    Do i Need i filter but i was thinking can i clean it every morning and afternoon

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    Re: Red Eared Sliders

    Can i use nature light for RES in Singapore

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