230 Bammel Westfield Road, Houston, Texas 77090281-587-2336

Yellow-Bellied Slider

Yellow-bellied sliders do well in shallow water. They require basking sites that allow them to emerge fully from the water. They are active during the day and spend much of their time basking.

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Southeastern US


Shells are brown or black with yellow stripes. Their lower shells are yellow with black spots (hence the name)

Size & Lifespan

Needs a basking spot of 80°F, with water temperatures in the high-70's


Sliders prefer not to be handled, but their charming personalities will quickly win you over. They will often swim up to you begging for food.


Eats commercial diets supplemented with fresh greens, feeder insects and feeder fish.


Keep in a large aquarium or turtle tub (about 10 gallons of water per inch of shell length) with a good water filter and water heater.


Adults are 8-11 inches in length. Can live 30-40 years.