Red-eared turtles are kept in aquariums. X 50 cm basic needs when it comes to youth at least 100 cm. To save the cost of a change of tank, it is advisable to buy, but since the animals come from the beginning a larger group, with a maximum size of 25 cm in five years. A red-eared slider must hold at least two people, the aquarium size the number of turtles to adjust. free surface in a small pond is possible. Aquarium facilities include: air conditioning / heating filter (at a constant water temperature of about 25 ° C to ensure degrees) / an island (eg, cork, tree roots, stone, Kienholz). The floor is made of gravel covering a suspension, then a layer of sand and must be approximately 8 cm in height. If the stone protruding from the sand, this can cause cuts and shell abdominal injuries. The water level must always be at least two times greater than the length of the animal. You can do without a plantation because turtles are consumed in the system in a short period of time, or at least take.
The aquarium should water every day partly because it goes very quickly despite the existing renewed dirty filter, which increases the risk of fungal diseases. About the island, which have the basic equipment of the basin, such as the red-eared slider, they must be adapted to what is called cold-blooded animals, including a light or a source heat. This means that the body temperature by the temperature of its environment depends, because they can not regulate these. And since animals up to a maximum of 37 ° only starting from a body temperature of 10 ° C to be active, they need to “warm up” for sunbathing. When the turtles do not have the opportunity to direct sunlight, which should receive a week for a few minutes to irradiation with UV light. Without this regular supply of UV light can lead to metabolic disorders and armor damage. In red-eared slider can be very quiet and caregivers meet again.
The red eared sliders can eat only in water. If your prey for the image is too large, crushed, and then closing the mouth with their outstanding parts legs trying to break because they can not chew because of the immobility of the tongue. The diet consists of finished feed for red eared slider, which is supplemented with fresh fodder. These include:
Ungespritztes vegetables (eg lettuce)
Live feed (eg, Tubifex, bloodworms, mealworms, snails)
Even regulate vitamins (especially vitamin A) and Kalkzugaben are important for animals.
Reaching maturity in the red eared sliders on the length of its shell to see. A guideline is about 15 cm for women and 10 cm for men. The season of summer zeal start to another. The female lays her eggs in about 2 cm deep cave dug in a dry, safe place. After a few minutes of standing oviposition the cave closes and leaves the nest to your destination. A litter egg or the child does not take place. These hatch after 60-90 days and disappears the protection of water. Breeding red-eared slider is quite difficult and is only in the special pool with a constant temperature of 26 ° C to 30 ° C
With a good attitude over 30 years
Among the most common diseases of the red-eared slider is one of pneumonia, which slightly increases the animals with the wrong attitude. The reason for this is that the water temperature in this case is different from the air temperature. Animals breathe after the surface of the water in the cold air. This can lead to colds and often ends with pneumonia. A first relief as provided irradiation with an infrared lamp. Further, the turtle ill should delay presented a veterinarian. Fungal diseases also should as soon as possible veterinary treatment is performed, and in this case can be fatal to red ears affected.