Also referred to as the red-eared terrapin, the red-eared slider turtle is perhaps the most popular pet turtle worldwide. It is originally endemic to the southern United States and northern Mexico, but can now be found in the wild in many regions of the world.
Scientific Name: Trachemys scripta elegans
Characteristics: The red-eared slider turtle is actually an invasive species in many areas due to owners releasing them either accidentally or on purpose. Learn more astounding facts about this animal with our life-like and scientifically accurate hand painted model!
Size and Color: This turtle earns its name due to the crimson red patches on either side of its head, however it also has distinctive yellow stripes and a brownish-green shell. 5.25 inches long and 4 inches wide, this model is as long as and a bit taller than a soda can on its side.