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My Sons Turtle

My son has a male red eared slider.  He wants to get a female and put it in the tank with him.  I read that these turtles are very tempermental.  Is is possible to put another turtle in the tank and they not fight?
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they proble won't fight as long as u have a big enough cage and there well fed. Turtles in general are angry creatures but do exsist nicley
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If you were to have bought them at the same time, it would likely have been okay. But you may have issues introducing one into the other's existing territory. We have a 120L gallon tank and initially had no problems with 3 turtles. One turtle died, another was rehabbed for 3 mos (we were sold sick turtles) and the other remained at home with us. When we went to reintroduce our original turtle back into the tank, the female took his toe off in a flash.

We ended up having to put a place of plexi with hole drilled in it to keep them separated.

Another issue to consider is the potential for breeding. If a female is not given an opportunity to lay her eggs, she runs the risk of becoming egg-bound which can be fatal.

Remember as well, these guys have a 30 life span if well cared for.
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i have had a red eared slider and a yellow bellied slider for 9 years now i did a lot of reseach on turtles and i have become pretty good taling care of them clean the tank you have the male in and completly change the way it looks and everything about it then put both turtles the old one and new one in at the same time that takes care of the territory thing then just keep a very close eye on them to see if they like each other if they dont then take one of them out and put it in a differnt tank my yellow belly tacey female has meet 5 other turles be sides the red erded one danny male that is in ther with her she liked all the males put in with her but killed the females put in with her danny is the only 1 she got along with 100 percent of the time now they love each othe get one about the same size because to small and he will pick on it to big and its intemidating and hill try to kill it i hope this helps
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i have 6 yellow bellied turtles, 3 males 3 females all in the same tank but one is a red earred slider. The Red earred slider in the newest when we put him in the Tank he was making his dominence within an hour they were all fine and stopped nippin and things.

It doesnt take Long for the dominence fight to stop. And they have all been happy for over a month, Just if one is a big turtle and you are introducing a baby turtle thats not good, then they will eat it, but if they are both babies they will not fight at all.

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