Table of contents:
- What size tank do you need for a red eared slider turtle?
- What should be in a red eared sliders tank?
- Why is my turtle tank water red?
- How long can a red eared turtle stay out of water?
- How often do you feed a red eared turtle?
- Why does my turtle not want to eat?
- How much ReptoMin should I feed my turtle?
- How often should turtles be fed?
- How often do I clean my turtle tank?
What size tank do you need for a red eared slider turtle?
What should be in a red eared sliders tank?
Gather a few supplies to set up a tank for your red-eared slider:
- 20-gallon aquarium or plastic container (minimum size for a young turtle, adults may need 40 gallons or larger)
- Basking area supplies such as rocks, stones, or a plastic floating shelf.
- Heat light and ultraviolet light.
- Good quality aquarium water filter.
Why is my turtle tank water red?
POSSIBLE CAUSE: Discoloration due to mineral-rich source water containing iron (i.e. well water). Aquariums with high oxygen levels may experience a more pronounced discoloration (redness) due to the oxidization of dissolved iron particles.
How long can a red eared turtle stay out of water?
around 8 hours
How often do you feed a red eared turtle?
How often should I feed my red-eared slider? The frequency of feeding depends on the age and size of your red-eared slider. Smaller or juvenile turtles will eat heartily every day. As they get older, adult turtles may be offered a good-sized portion of food every two or three days.
Why does my turtle not want to eat?
Temperature. Since turtles require their environments to be a certain temperature, if your aquarium is not warm enough this can dampen his appetite. Like many reptiles, a turtle should have areas of his tank with different temperatures that he can move about in as he pleases.
How much ReptoMin should I feed my turtle?
Feeding Guide ReptoMin Staple: Feed two to three times a day in small quantities only as much as your pet can consume in several minutes. ReptoTreats: Feed several times a week in addition to the staple diet. Feed only as much as your pet will consume in several minutes.
How often should turtles be fed?
about 4 to 5 times a week
How often do I clean my turtle tank?
At least once a week: Replace some of the water in the tank with clean water. Even if your turtles' swimming water looks fine, it could be high in ammonia or nitrite. Every two to three weeks: Clean out the whole tank and refresh the filter.
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