The Red Bellied Cooter
Air Temperature: Low to Mid 80's
Basking Temperature: High 80's to Low 90's
Water Temperature: Low to Mid 70's
southern Georgia to Florida
Ddifficulty Rating out of ten:
3, not a community turtle with other species
Male 7" - 9" Female 11" - 13"
In the wild, they are herbivores, prefer aquatic plants, with younger turtles enjoying in some insects. captively mollies as a treat or dried crickets to supplement a wardley or reptomin based diet.
basking spot is required; UVB lighting is neccessary. A submersible heater is recommended. They are excellent swimmers and need room to swim. Substrate can be from a sand to a fine-to-medium size gravel.Recommended tank 30 gallons or more.
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