Riding along in my automobile, my turtles beside me at the wheel I stole a kiss from Peanut at the turn of a mile… yep, that’s about how my life song goes. My pets are my life. So it comes as a surprise to some that I’ve decided not to take my yellow belly slider turtles with me on my first vacation of the year. I’m keeping their comfort in mind with this decision. I’m a little panicked at leaving them with a caretaker but I think it’s the best decision based on the fact that we’re already taking a
If you’re thinking about adopting or purchasing a yellow belly slider turtle, you’ll need to know what goes into their feedings. First off, turtles are messy and require constant care to keep their tanks clean. What goes in must come out and when it comes to turtles, there’s a lot that comes out, let me tell you. Having a good filter is a must, not an option. Some aquarium kits come with filters but they’re not going to be enough for turtles. You need a big filter. An aquarium vacuum will also help but one sure way to prevent a
It’s best if you skip ordering your yellow belly slider turtles online and head to your nearest pet store. It’s a much better option because you’ll be able to see your turtle before you buy it. You can check it for any issues that might arise in the future. Check its eyes, nails, shell, etc for any flaws. By buying your turtle in person instead of online you’ll also be able to talk to them about how much your turtle is eating, what it’s been eating, and what kind of water conditioner they’ve been using as well as calcium blocks.
If you’ve decided to adopt or purchase a yellow belly slider turtle, there are some important things you need to purchase before you buy your turtle. Turtles can be expensive depending on how much you have to spend on your aquarium. For every inch of turtle, you need a ten-gallon tank; 1 inch=10 gallons, 12 inches=120 gallons (full grown female turtle). It depends on what size turtle you adopt or buy as to what size you can get away with during the first year or so. After that, you’ll need to go ahead and purchase a large aquarium because they grow
What you might not know about me, is that when I’m not blogging, I’m taking care of and playing with my pets. I’m a full-fledged pet owner and a pet lover and I feel like my pets need constant interaction on a daily basis. My pets are my family. Even my yellow belly slider turtles; Pokey and Scooter. To be sure, it’s probably a one-sided love when it comes to my turtles but that’s okay. As far back as I can remember I’ve always had a fascination with turtles and that might be because we always had turtles during my