TRACHEMYS SCRIPTA ELEGANS
The Red-eared Turtle is the most common fresh water
turtle in the world. It is easily identified with it's red marking on the ears.
The female Red-eared Turtle grows to approximately
25cm long in the shell, and males 15 - 18cm.
Like the male River Cooter, the male Red-eared
Turtles have extremely long claws on their front feet and a much larger tail in
relation to the females.
The Red-eared Turtle is easy to keep and can be hand
When your Red-eared Turtle grows too large for your
tank he will usually adapt easily to pond living.