A very brilliantly colored phase of the Red Eared Slider; as their name implies, Rio Grande Red Ears originally come from the same South Texas water ways that produce several different very beautiful color phases of turtles. Even as adults, Rio Grandes maintain a very distinctly vibrant coloration that brightens up any turtle colony. Juveniles make very good starter turtles, they do well in tanks, and most set ups that have lots of water.
Rio Grande Red Ears behave essentially the same as normal Red Ears. They love to bask, and will even pile on top of each other for the best sunning position. In community set ups, it's often their example that quickens other species' taming down. Red Ears are omnivorous, eating pellets, most greens, insects, fish, mollusks etc.
**Please Note: Red Eared Sliders are not allowed to be shipped to VA, FL, OR, MA, GA, WA, HI. Rarer color morphs of Red Eared Sliders, such as Albino Red Ears, Pastel Red Ears, Hypo Red Ears and Ghost Red Ears are permitted to be shipped to Florida. Please contact us if you have any questions - Thank you.
We have purchased several RGR sliders from Turtle Source and they have all arrived healthy and active. We are buying 4" and introducing them directly into our Koi pond. We now have a nice community of turtles to go with the Koi.
Im very happy with my turtle
So I ordered a baby turtle and I was a little bit afraid to get it delivered to me because I was scared the turtle would die but I found this website and I had no problem at all. My turtle made it safe and she’s beautiful. I go it for my daughter as her Birthday Present and shes so happy, she is in love with her turtle. Customer Service is good as well, I been sending emails to ask questions because its my first turtle and they been answering all my questions. The shipping its a little bit pricey but its worth it.
Rio grande hatchling
The well started hatchling I ordered arrived alive and voracious. He has a fantastic appetite. I am very satisfied with my order and would definitely recommend.
Rio Grande Red Ear Slider
Perfect little guy arrived intact and as active as could be. Thank you!
I love my rio grande slider i got from here. Very active and healthy would 100% recommend!
Rio grande slider
Very active turtle and gets along with my red ear slider
Excellent purchase. The two we got are happy and healthy and eating well after their long journey to us. Beautiful turtles and experience with the Turtle Source!
Very cute, strong and active!
This is my first time buying live animals online, i did a lot of back and forth thinking if I'm gonna buy or not, I look around the reptiles store near us and could not find red eared sliders, we have one baby red eared slider that was given to me and my husband and we want to have at least 3 more so he could have buddies! After reseaching and reading reviews I decided a go and bought three, all red eared sliders but different kinds, this rio grande which i love the bright green color , albino and heterozygous which by description has a gene of albino. Communication is GREAT from the beginning to untill the turtles are delivered! They made sure my turtles will be safe because the weather is hot! But they made it alive and strong! it was overnight shipping from Florida to Sacramento,CA. They communicate through the whole process from buying to shipping updates. It was a great experience as a first time buying live animals online. Very satisfied buyer here and will recommend to family and friends! By the way I only bought three but they came in four! I got free one
Ordered a yearling RIO RES came the next day in perfect health. Amy helped me very much through the process due to me wanting to pair him up with my Mississippi map turtle and they are best friends now.
Very helpful. Turtle source has never let me down.