Your Red-Eared Slider is vomiting anything other than food from a recent meal, especially if frequent
Did you acquire your Red-Eared Slider with no intention of researching the animal and following up on instructions from the pet shop?
Okay, I will admit it Â I LOVE Red-Eared Sliders! I have owned and bred these wonderful creatures for a great number of years. In fact, I am one of the most renowned experts on these beautiful semiaquatic turtles.
Unfortunately, not everyone who purchases a Red-Eared Slider has the same level of expertise as me and other authorities on this particular reptile. All too often, an inexperienced patron will wonder into a pet store and purchase a Red-Eared Slider because it looks cool and easy to handle.
Many people believe that they are buying an animal that will be no more difficult to take care of than a goldfish. These people will inevitably make horrible mistakes that can seriously endanger the well-being of their cherished Red-Eared Slider.
In order to fully understand the reason Red-Eared Sliders require such special care and attention, it is important to learn as much about them as possible, starting with their origin. Turtles are one of the oldest living animals on the planet, existing for millions and millions of years!
The natural habitat of the Red-Eared Slider is on the bottom of streams, rivers, ponds and lakes, dining on mealworms, crickets, crayfish, flies, tadpoles and dragonflies. In addition, the Red-Eared Slider is quite the sun lover.
Now, just imagine tearing a Red-Eared Slider from its natural habitat in a large lake or pond, where the temperature… Read more…