Tamara is adopted as a baby turtle from a large group of similar baby Red-eared Sliders
in a pet store.
The cardiac ventricle showed a thick, trabecular wall, as observed in California desert tortoises (Xerobates agassizi), in sea turtles (Caretta caretta) and in red-eared sliders
(Trachemys scripta elegans) (PENNINCK, 1991; VALENTE et al.
are webbed-footed water turtles with sharp claws on the ends of their toes.
All clutch variables (clutch size, egg size, and egg mass) increase in size with maternal body size in red-eared sliders
(Trachemys scripta elegans), snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina), painted turtles (Chrysemys picta), and Amazonian giant river turtles (Podocnemis expansa) (Rowe, 1994; Iverson et al.
The red-eared sliders
unfortunately have now become established as a breeding non-native species in Massachusetts, competing with our native species.
The baby turtles, about the size of a walnut, were identified as red-eared sliders
(Trachemys scripta elegans), which have a unique red or orange (rarely yellow) stripe behind each eye, according to US Geological Survey (USGS).
Yet in late May and early June of 2009, a total of 96 hatchling red-eared sliders
were confiscated from two street vendors who were illegally selling the turtles on the streets of Baltimore.
In Chan's survey, teachers reported using 900 different species in classrooms, some of them known as invasive, including red-eared sliders
, a turtle that displaces Oregon's native western pond turtles.
The majority of sliders identified during the study were red-eared sliders
Other pets in the past include snapping turtles, red-eared sliders
, hamsters and a pac-man frog.
The group of abandoned red-eared sliders
that we keep at the Animal Care Unit of Huddersfield Technical College have some charming behaviours.
Overall then, hatchling red-eared sliders
known to be dead were the smallest t urtles at release, those individuals not recaptured presumed dead were the next smallest at release, and survivors were the largest at release.