Red-Eared Sliders

Meet our Red-Eared Sliders.

Red-eared Sliders are brightly marked, and look similar to the painted turtle. The carapace (top shell) of this species is higher domed than that of the Western Painted Turtle and is weakly keeled. We adopted both of our Red-eared Sliders since they are now illegal to sell in the state of MA.

Red-eared Sliders are one of the most common turtles in the Puget Sound area. They can be found basking in the sun around Lake Washington and ponds in Western Washington. This turtle is often found in ponds, lakes, marshes, and in slow-moving rivers that have soft, muddy bottoms.