Red-bellied Turtle


The Red-bellied Turtles, while commonly seen in Silver Lake Park, are on the Pennsylvania Threatened Species list. Red-bellied Turtles like slow moving waters of lakes and river and geographically are restricted to the Mid-Atlantic States. Vegetarians, our Red-bellied Turtle needs a regular diet of fresh greens and plant material as well as supplemental food. She visits the Doctor once a year for a checkup. An aquatic turtle, her aquarium water, and filter need to be kept clean and replaced regularly. She is great at demonstrating the difference between the PA Threatened Red-bellied Turtle and the more invasive Red-eared Slider.