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Post Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 10:54 pm   ears

It seems the turtles red areas are not as red. We did just move them into a bigger and better home. They are eating, swimming and playing fine
what you think?

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Post Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 10:57 pm   

the redness comes out more prominantly in RES that eat a very balanced diet, which contain a lot of nutrients. at least that's what I've read..
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Post Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 11:01 pm   Different types

You might actually have an orang eared slider!
Res come in diferent colors(red,yellow,orange). The colors are just a variety of the redearslider, thuse all of the care and housing ect. is the same.
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Post Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 3:23 pm   

They're "ears" don't have to be red. Some don't really have any coloring at all. A diet high in beta carotene (found in foods like carrots, squash, pumpkin, etc.) has been suggested by some as contributing to more vibrant coloring. But a turtle that starts out with orange ears is unlikely to wind up with red ears by eating increased amounts of beta carotene--just a deeper shade of orange (and the coloring tends to fade with all sliders as they age).
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