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can you tell me what type my turtle is..

Discussion in 'Turtles and Tortoises' started by vixtory, Feb 24, 2011.


  1. vixtory

    vixtory PetForums Member

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    hi all, i have bought 2 turtles and was told that one was a yellow belly and the other was a slider.. we know the girl is definately a yellow bellied slider but we are unsure about the boy! I have had someone tell me he`s a red eared slider but he`s not got the red ears.. i`ve also been told he`s a river cooter!
    Could anyone help to identify what type he is please..

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    Sorry the pic`s are not best quality but he was very nervous about being out of his tank... any ideas anyone?
     
  2. Chillinator

    Chillinator Guest

    Could you please link the photos to your post outside of Facebook, either by uploading to an image hosting site such as Flickr or Photobucket or by file attachments to your posts. We can't see the photos unless we log in, not everyone has a Facebook account.
     
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    vixtory PetForums Member

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    hope this works, will try and put them here:
     

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  4. Chillinator

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    Just something I need to point out, the common names Yellow Bellied Slider and Yellow Bellied Turtle are different names for the same subvariant of the Pond Slider (Trachemys scripta), Trachemys scripta scripta.
     
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    vixtory PetForums Member

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    Do you think he`s a Yellow bellied slider then?
     
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    joee PetForums Junior

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    Need better photo shots but the one in the second pic is a yellow bellied slider
     
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    vixtory PetForums Member

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    thanks.. saw an identical one in the pet shop today and asked what type it was, apparently he`s a yellow eared slider. I know my other turtle is a yellow bellied slider but is there a difference between types or do some people call them yellow bellied and others call them yellow eared?
     
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    Theres no such thing as a yellow eared slider theres a red eared slider, most pet shops dont no what there on about when it comes to terrapins
     
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    vixtory PetForums Member

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    omg... you can tell i don`t know much about them then... i googled yellow eared sliders and it did come up with images of them so now i`m mega confused.
     
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    Yellow bellied slider - Trachemys scripta scripta
     
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    vixtory PetForums Member

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    Thanks hun, your right btw he is a Trachemys scripta scripta, and my other is a Cumberland slider ( Trachemys Scripta Troosti ) think i got that right lol.
     
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    its a yellow bellied slider :)
     
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    joee PetForums Junior

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    yes yellow bellied slider and the other one is a red eared slider ul need a pond by the time there fully grown
     
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    they are both the same breed :)
     
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    Mine looks like yours and I was informed he is a River Cooter
     
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    I bought 2 turtles..... One is a Yellow Bellies Slider/Cooter and the other I was told is an inbreed~ a yellow bellies slider crossed with a Mississippi slider..... Where can I add a picture so someone can help me out?
     
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