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My name is Julli Anne Slider!

Turtle - Water for adoption in Baltimore, Maryland - Julli Anne Slider
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Julli Anne Slider's Info...

Julli Anne Slider's Story...
Please read the description completely before requesting an application. Most of your questions will be answered in the description.

I am an aquatic yellowbellied slider turtle in the Baltimore area. Transport is available to York, PA. I'm about two years old and my shell is 4" long. I was sold illegally as a tiny hatchling from an on-line store, then my person moved and left me with relatives who couldn't care for me. For right now I'd be OK with a 20 gallon aquarium for a short term enclosure, although I really need a 55 gallon aquarium, or larger.

Sliders grow to be 6-12" long, and can live 20-50 years. Males stay smaller than females. They can live indoors in large aquariums (at least 55 gallons for a single adult male slider) or, if outside, in FENCED-IN backyard ponds of at least 300 gallons (to allow for hibernation). Yellowbellied sliders can live outside all year in the DC area, but not farther north or west. They eat commercial turtle or koi pellets, and also like aquatic plants, so a slider is not for you if you want to keep expensive water lilies. Some people build underwater plant corrals to protect their lilies while still having aquatic turtles. A slider might take a fish or two, but usually sliders and fish learn to co-exist, especially if you have underwater hiding areas for the fish and/or turtles. Please review our adoption requirements for aquatic turtles at http://www.matts.petfinder.com if interested in adopting a slider. Request an adoption application from matts_adoptions@ hotmail.com (remove the space after the @ symbol).

There is NO ADOPTION FEE, but adopters must explain how they will house and care for the turtle(s). Please include your CITY and STATE when contacting MATTS.

If you are considering an aquatic turtle, you might consider getting the book, Red-Eared Sliders (Animal Planet Pet Care Library) from TFH Publications, Inc., Neptune City, NJ (2011), available in Petco stores or from http://www.amazon.com

PLEASE HELP OTHER TURTLES by spreading the word - baby turtles grow into big turtles! They do not stay small - they do not grow to the size of their enclosure! Please don't buy hatchling turtles at vacation tourist spots.

Like turtles but can't have one? Want to help? MATTS accepts tax-deductible donations at MATTS, P.O. Box 22321, Baltimore, MD 21203, or through PayPal at http://www.matts-turtles.org/support.html You can also join MATTS at www.matts-turtles.org

Facts about Julli Anne Slider

  • Species: Turtle - Water
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 14-019C

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Julli Anne Slider, a Baltimore Turtle - Water was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Turtle - Water for sale in Baltimore, or seeking a Turtle - Water from a breeder in Baltimore.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Baltimore already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Baltimore breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Turtle - Water breeders who help with Turtle - Water rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Baltimore paves the way for another one to be saved.