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Rio Grande Red Eared Sliders Extra Large Adults: Trachemys scripta elegans

Category: Garden Pond Turtles


Finally, here are some very large turtles for larger Garden Ponds. At 6 - 7 pounds each, these pretty turtles are "raccoon and bird proof". We have a nice group or normal colored ones - and a hand full of very pretty high colored ones. All are hand raised, love pellets and greens, and quickly will learn to recognize and come to their keepers. In deeper ponds, these turtles are cold tolerant down to the upper 20s. If you want nice big, very visible turtles to liven up your pond, these are what you're looking for...

A very brilliantly colored phase of the red eared slider; as their name imply's, Rio Grande Red Ears originally come from the same South Texas water ways that produce several different very beautiful color phases of turtles. Even as adults, Rio Grandes maintain a very distinctly vibrant coloration that brightens up any turtle colony. Juveniles make very good starter turtles, they do well in tanks, and most set ups that have lots of water.

Rio Grande Red Ears behave essentially the same as “normal” Red Ears. They love to bask, and will even pile on top of each other for the best sunning position. In community set ups, it's often their example that quickens other species' taming down. Red ears are omnivorous, eating pellets, most greens, insects, fish, mollusks etc.

**Please Note: Red Eared Sliders are not allowed to be shipped to Virginia or Florida. Rarer color morphs of Red Eared Sliders, such as Albino Red Ears, Pastel Red Ears, Hypo Red Ears and Ghost Red Ears are permitted to be shipped to Florida. Please contact us if you have any questions - Thank you.

* Remember, each turtle order comes with a free starter sample of the same Turtle diet your Turtle has been raised on - this will last one small turtle a few weeks - to order larger quantities, see the lower left side of this page. *

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1: We have three 8" Adult male Rio Grande Red Eared Sliders available perfect for outdoor ponds: ***Sorry these have been ordered***

Shipping Size: EXTRA LARGE

Pricing: 1 or more: $169.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

2: We have just a few extra Large, female Adult Rio Grande Red Eared Sliders with minor shell imperfections ready for your garden pond: *Sorry these turtles have been ordered*

Shipping Size: EXTRA LARGE

Pricing: 1 or more: $169.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

3: We have just a handful of very pretty, High Colored Extra Large Rio Grande Red Eared Sliders ready for your garden pond: *Sorry, these turtles have all been ordered *

Shipping Size: EXTRA LARGE

Pricing: 1 or more: $199.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

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