This 11th day is a two-for...a bonded pair of Red-eared Slider turtles from the Toronto Humane Society are looking for a home together!
From Venus & Neptune's THS page: Had been training nonstop for the upcoming summer olympics till it got canceled. A speedy team of turtles holding the current freestyle record with nowhere to compete? A turtle bummer. They need somewhere to camp out while they work on a new gameplan. What will they do? Bring them home to find out.
These guys are looking for a home where they can get out a couple of times a week for a stroll and get that needed exercise. Quickest way to their hearts? Veggies.
Proper research should be done before deciding if a turtle is the right fit for your home, lifestyle and family. If you're interested in taking this pair home, start the adoption process here: adopt-a-pet/adoption-process.
Turtles are long lived animals that require daily care and attention. They can live up to 50+ years and will require owners who are committed to keeping them happy and healthy.
Adult Turtles need approximately 80-120 gallon aquariums per animal, depending on the sex. This can be achieved with a large aquarium or a preformed pond, depending on the location in the home.
A large external filter which should ideally turn the volume of the water over twice per hour is one of the essentials to have. UV light is extremely important for them as it mimics the sun, which has an immediate effect on their natural behaviour, skin and shell health and helps them absorb calcium into their bodies, which we as caregivers add to their diets.
Water temperature should be 72 to 76 deg with a dry area and basking spot in the high 80's.
Please note a picture of a suitable enclosure, fully prepared, will be needed prior to adoption finalization.Think you're the one? Begin our adoption process here! adopt-a-pet/adoption-process
Find out even more about these two terrific turtles at THS and how to adopt them right here!
Regan is a certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), has certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and some beginner training in Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy for personal use.