Fun Facts

  • The Yellow Bellied Slider Turtle communicates with its touch and vibrations.
  • They have a good sense of vision.
  • They lift their structures when basking in the sun.
  • The Yellow Bellied Slider Turtle was formerly the most commonly sold turtle in the pet trade, but its sale has dropped since it is a known carrier of Salmonella bacteria which causes intestinal disorder.
  • Most Yellow Bellied Slider Turtles are sociable.
  • If the turtles are shy, they lose their shyness quickly.
  • Yellow Bellied Slider Turtles can live more than a quarter of a century.

Turtle basking on rock
turtle walking