Turtle - Red-eared Slider

Turtle  -  Red-eared Slider
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Reptile
Order
  Turtle
Subspecies
  Red-eared Slider
Status
  Near Threatened
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Sat Jan 26 19:15:31 2013
Image Credit
  commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Red-eared_slider.jpg
Image Comment
  Red-eared Slider turtle climbing from pond.
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Turtle - Red-eared Slider Facts & Trivia for kids

  • Red-eared Slider Turtles are a subspecies of the Pond Slider turtle species.
  • Red-eared sliders get their name from the red stripe of skin around their ears. The "slider" part of their name comes from their ability to quickly slide off rocks and logs and into the water.
  • Red-eared sliders have to eat their food under water.
  • Red-eared sliders are omnivores, which means they eat plants and other animals.

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