The Red Eared Slider Turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans) or red ears as they are commonly called are the most popular pond turtles for sale on earth. With its beautiful red markings where the ears are located, most people have no problem identifying this famous pond slider. There really is no easier pond turtle to take care. They are extremely hardy and durable turtles able to withstand colder climates and we rank them as an excellent beginner pond turtle. If you are looking for a turtle that you will enjoy watching, while you sit on the porch overlooking your pond on a warm sunny day. Then the red eared slider pond turtle is the one for you. They love nothing more in the world, then to lay and bask on logs, fallen trees, branches and anything thing else that they can climb up onto in the water. In the wild red eared slider turtles are found in almost all freshwater sources throughout states like Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. However due to its popularity as a pond turtle with the ability to withstand cold climates, they can be found in ponds, lakes and streams from New York south to Florida then west to California and almost every other state in between except Alaska and Hawaii. Basking spots are an absolute must have if you are going to put red eared slider turtles in your pond or lake. We are told by customers on numerous occasions, that the red ear slider pond turtles we have for sale can and will learn to eat food right from their owner’s hands. They are omnivorous and will eat just about anything, and seem to thrive from being feed turtle pellets, aquatic plants, insects, insect larva, worms, green leafy produce and small amounts of cut up fruit. However with that said you must remember to feed all your turtles a variety of different foods. Never feed just one type of food on a regular basis. To learn more about Red Eared Slider Pond Turtles or any other item that we have for sale, please Call us toll free at 1-800-277-9286 we have staff available Monday to Friday from 8am until 5 pm eastern time. Anyone of them will be happy to answer any questions you may have about selecting the right turtle and products for you. They can even place an order over the phone for you.