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Red Eared Terrapin

Scientific name: Trachemys scripta elegens

Origin / Habitat: North America and Mexico

Size: 10 to 12 inches

Lifespan: Up to 40 years

Diet: Vegetation, insects and small fish

Did you know; 

  • The Red Eared Terrapin has a powerful bite able to inflict serious injury
  • Similar in size and colouration to a tortoise and recognised by a red stripe down each side of the head
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