General Care Discussion :: Female red eared slider advice?

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:17 am   Female red eared slider advice?

Hi,

I have had my female res for just over 2 years now, She is between possibly 7-10 years old. The last two summers She has laid eggs fine and showed major signs that she was gravid (I think this is the right term). Is there anything I could do to help promote egg laying such as diet or something else?

She's currently on a diet of green leaf or Boston lettuce( depends what the store has), turtle pellets, meal worms, goldfish or sunfish ( live, gives her a chance to work for her food ), stawberrys and other berrys ( rarely, it's a treat), I also give calcium not with every meal though as she will refuse to eat if she notices it or cuddle bones not whole one I break it into pieces ( don't want to over do it)

Any other advice too would help, my state has some strict pet laws and restrictions on almost everything, that I didn't know about so I'm trying make sure I have everything as perfect as I possibly can, I have seen many things about how they take away people's reptiles being taken away or "destroyed".
1 RES ~tank~ female 6 years old
3 dogs ~Adrienne, Hollywood and Rocky~ 7,3, and 8 years old
1 cat ~Fiona~ Siamese, 2 years old
4 fish ~Jake, Lady, Demon and Cake~ 2, 1,5 and 1 year old
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:03 am   Re: Female red eared slider advice?

Aside from plenty of UVB and calcium, I'm not sure what else you can do. Does she have place outside to lay them?
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:36 pm   Re: Female red eared slider advice?

steve wrote:Aside from plenty of UVB and calcium, I'm not sure what else you can do. Does she have place outside to lay them?


Yes, I take her outside in the field by my house. She hasn't showed interest in digging, mostly just sunbathing. Last year I took her outside daily and gave her several different areas and she ended up laid them in her tank, even though I was taking her out side for and hour or two a couple times a day.
1 RES ~tank~ female 6 years old
3 dogs ~Adrienne, Hollywood and Rocky~ 7,3, and 8 years old
1 cat ~Fiona~ Siamese, 2 years old
4 fish ~Jake, Lady, Demon and Cake~ 2, 1,5 and 1 year old
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Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Gender: Female

Post Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:20 am   Re: Female red eared slider advice?

They have a preference or where and probably when during the day. I think certain weather conditions, not just temperature play a role. I would use that info to anticipate the best time to take her out, but I know its tricky.
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