Red-Eared Sliders: From the Experts at Advanced Vivarium Systems (Herpetocultural Library)
Publish Date: 2002-12-01
Author: Philippe De Vosjoli
The remarkable red-eared slider is a freshwater turtle that belongs to the Emydidae family of turtles, of which there are currently fourteen subspecies. Although popular pets among children, red-eared sliders require a considerable amount of special care, and this colorful guide provides the necessary information to keep these turtles properly attended in captivity. Red-Eared Sliders, written by herp expert Philippe de Vosjoli, provides guidelines for keepers who wish to have success keeping, displaying, and breeding red-eared sliders and other popular freshwater turtles. This Advanced Vivarium Systems title includes information about selecting a healthy example, quarantine and acclimation considerations, housing needs, water and feeding, as well as solid advice about keeping red-eared sliders healthy and thriving. A separate chapter on diseases and disorders provides a complete primer on the health needs and veterinary care of these rewarding reptiles.