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This is a Trachemys venusta or the Belize/Meso American Slider. They can get up to a foot long in shell length. I have a close, Central American, relative to this species at home, a Nicaraguan Slider Trachemys emolli.
Apple: I actually don't know if they sell them, they were a gift :) i'll try to do a little more research SatyenMethta: thanks!
It appears they are being sold as pets online. They seem to be a fancier version for sale where the patterns are more pronounced. Beautiful turtle. You might find information under the following as well: Trachemys scripta venusta
haha i know... don't worry,. some day we'll figure it out.. :)
Ook. Now I see what you mean. Thinking painted turtle, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what type exactly.
i'll upload them again..:)
i don't remember exactly if they had red marks.. they're like 5 years old.. but I'm really curious about their shells... i haven't found another turtle with this kind of shell..yet.. haha :)
On a second look, the red spots should've shown already so its not a RES. The other two pics won't load for me so I can't tell from just the head shot.
They look like older turtles. Did they have red markings on their ears?There's some other related species that lack the markings
but why is the shell so different from the ones i've found on google?
If it has/d red markings where his neck is scooched in, it'd be a Red-eared slider
Spotted on Jan 4, 2011 Submitted on Feb 24, 2011
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