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Triscuit Red Eared Slider (good 1st water turtle) Turtle Red-Eared Slider Baltimore, MD

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Brown, Yellow, Black


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Meet Triscuit Red Eared Slider (good 1st water turtle)

Please read everything below before contacting MATTS. Most of your questions will be answered below.

I'm a young adult male typical red-eared slider turtle for adoption in the Baltimore, MD, area, with transport available to York and Harrisburg, PA. I am an aquatic turtle which means I have to live and eat in the water. I'd make a good first pet aquatic turtle, since I'm hardy and could live in a 55 gallon tank.

I'm about 5" long but could grow another inch or two. I'm probably around 7 years old, but could live another 10 or 25. For now, I would like at least a 55 gallon aquarium, although larger is nice, too. A 50 gallon Rubbermaid stock tank would be great, and those cost less than an aquarium. I'll also need a basking platform where I can haul out of the water and sit under a heat light to dry off, a UVB light, a good filter (home-made or external canister preferred), and if my water gets below 72F at night, a water heater. Pictures of examples of enclosures are included with my profile picture.

I eat pellets such as Omega One, Mazuri, and ZooMed Maintenance, and greens such as leaf lettuce and edible weeds.

I'm for adoption because my tank mate in my old home, a larger female slider, was being a jerk and injured me, but I'm all healed up.

Local pick-up is by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday in downtown Harrisburg or in Red Lion on Saturdays. Transport is available to Baltimore, MD, on weekdays or to Parkton, MD, on weekends. Shipping is possible if the adopter pays for shipping (usually $35 - $70 depending on location). Once you've completed the application and emailed it back as an attachment or in the body of an e-mail, the adoptions coordinator will go over it, and if everything is good, you'll be asked to create an enclosure if you don't already have one, and send pictures of the enclosure. Once that's reviewed, MATTS will contact you to arrange a pick-up or shipping time/location.

If you're in NJ, my adoption contract serves as a sales receipt so you can get a permit for a turtle.

A good e-book for beginners needing to learning about aquatic turtles is

There's a great in-depth book that can be downloaded for FREE at

IF INTERESTED IN ADOPTING ME, PLEASE E-MAIL TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION; please INCLUDE YOUR CITY AND STATE in the e-mail, since not all turtles are legal in all states.

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  • Red-Eared Slider
  • Adult
  • Male