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Rio Grande Red Eared Slider

$24.95 - $99.95
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Great for ponds after 4 inches!

Product Description

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.

Other Details

Common Name:
Rio Grande Red Eared Sliders
Scientific Name:
Trachemys Scripta Elegans
Restricted States:
Turtle Category:
North American Water Turtles
Turtle Subcategory:

Warranty Information

We offer a 7 day health guarantee on our captive bred animals only provided all conditions are met as listed in our Terms and Conditions page.


  • 5
    Im very happy with my turtle

    Posted by Lesli on Nov 30th 2022

    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.

  • 5
    Rio grande hatchling

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 11th 2022

    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.

  • 5
    Rio Grande Red Ear Slider

    Posted by Michael on Oct 9th 2022

    Perfect little guy arrived intact and as active as could be. Thank you!

  • 5

    Posted by Gena on Sep 9th 2022

    I love my rio grande slider i got from here. Very active and healthy would 100% recommend!

  • 5
    Rio grande slider

    Posted by Rodrigo on Aug 13th 2022

    Very active turtle and gets along with my red ear slider

  • 5
    Res hatchlings

    Posted by Jillian on Aug 12th 2022

    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!

  • 5
    Very cute, strong and active!

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 28th 2022

    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

  • 5
    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.

    Posted by Mike on May 28th 2022

    Very helpful. Turtle source has never let me down.

  • 2

    Posted by Jenna on May 6th 2022

    This turtle arrived in a cardboard box with a few holes punched in it. The box had some newspaper crumpled up, a small ziplock bag of turtle food, and a green fabric bag. The turtle was inside the green fabric bag which was zip-tied shut. I felt so sad for the poor turtle! Seems to be doing ok now, but we will see. He is very skiddish.

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