Albino Red Eared Sliders for sale
$124.99 – $149.99
Albino Red-Eared Slider Turtles for sale
- The Albino Red-Eared Slider turtle is extremely rare and a true beauty
- Species: Trachemys scripta elegans
- Origin: Captive Bred in the US
- Size: These are yearlings roughly 3-4.5 inch
- Natural Range: Southern United States and Northern Mexico
- Food: Pellets, crickets, krill, and greens
- Lifespan: Up to 25 years in captivity with proper care
Albino Red-eared sliders are a variation of the common Red-eared slider turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans) that exhibit a lack of pigmentation, resulting in their albino appearance. The Red-eared slider is a semi-aquatic turtle species native to the southern United States and northern Mexico.
Albino Red-eared sliders possess a pale or white coloration due to a genetic mutation that inhibits the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for coloration in the skin, scales, and eyes. As a result, their shells and skin lack the typical greenish-brown or olive coloration of regular Red-eared sliders, and their eyes often appear pink or red due to the absence of pigment in the iris.
In terms of care, albino Red-eared sliders require similar husbandry as their regular counterparts. Here are some general care guidelines for Red-eared sliders, including albino individuals:
- Housing: Provide a spacious aquarium or pond as their habitat, with enough space for swimming and basking. A 40-gallon tank is a minimum requirement for a single adult turtle. Ensure proper filtration and regular water changes to maintain water quality.
- Temperature and Lighting: Maintain a basking area with a heat lamp or basking dock that allows the turtle to regulate its body temperature. The water temperature should be around 75-80°F (24-27°C), while the basking area should be around 90°F (32°C). Use a UVB light to provide the necessary ultraviolet radiation for shell and bone health.
- Diet: Offer a balanced diet consisting of commercial turtle pellets, supplemented with fresh vegetables, fruits, and occasionally live or frozen protein sources like fish or insects. Red-eared sliders are omnivorous, so it's important to provide a varied diet.
- Water Quality: Maintain clean water by using a good filtration system and regularly monitoring the water parameters. Remove any waste or uneaten food promptly to prevent contamination.
- Enrichment: Provide hiding spots, rocks, and plants in the enclosure to create a stimulating environment for the turtle. They enjoy climbing and exploring, so adding different elements can help keep them engaged.