Pets: the red-eared terrapins — care and maintenance
Pond slider turtle care and maintenance which do not represent anything difficult, are freshwater animals that are not common in our area. However, at home, she could quite comfortably live. Of course, you have to create certain conditions. The peculiarity of this animal is that it can inhabit almost any body of water, it does not need to buy expensive food with special additives and it is able to withstand considerable temperature changes.
If you have moved the red-eared terrapins, care and maintenance involve not only the creation of optimal life conditions, but also proper feeding, although they are not pretentious to food. So, first let's deal with the place of residence of these lovely animals. Make sure that the terrarium is properly equipped. Naturally, it must be water, because the turtle likes to swim. Inside the terrarium needs to be a few of the Islands that the animal can climb and rest. For example, they can be made from piles of stones, ladders or you can build something like a river Bank.
If you live in the red-eared terrapins, care and maintenance include the presence of a sufficiently large capacity in which the animal will be able to feel free and comfortable. Land and water are an essential part of the terrarium. The liquid should not be chlorinated or treated with any disinfecting. However, it is important to follow the correct pH level of the water. Of course, the tank shall be equipped with an additional UV illumination sources, as well as filname for liquid.
If you live in the red-eared terrapins, care and maintenance provide for proper installation of the equipment in the cage. Try to fix it so that the animal did not get to his feet. Otherwise, it'll just break him. All optional accessories must be very strong and stable.
The conditions of detention pond slider turtles did not differ in any features. It should be noted that when properly created microclimate of the animal does not hibernate, as it happens in the wild. However, you should provide him a normal summer day, otherwise the turtle will react to the reduction of lethargy. Try it correctly and fully fed. If the decrease in the activity progresses, show the animal to the vet. You can't buy, and then release the turtle or give it to young children instead of toys. In this case, it will quickly die.
If you have settled the red-eared terrapins, feeding should be done regularly. In the animal's diet consists of a specialized feed with vitamin supplements, fruit and meat (a mixture of very small crustaceans, which are very useful for the animal). Now in pet stores you can buy a balanced diet for tortoises which includes natural ingredients and supplements that contribute to proper development of the animal and to strengthen his health.