Mature yellow-bellied sliders consume omnivorous diets -- a mixture of plants and meat. Despite that, they lean heavily toward plant-based foods. In youth, they tend to be a lot bigger on flesh-eating. Some nutritional staples of the species are fish, tadpoles, spiders, snails, bugs and crayfish. Water bugs are a major dietary preference for these sliders, such as the larvae of dragonflies. They occasionally feed on the dead carcasses of other animals -- carrion. As far as plants go, yellow-bellied sliders frequently go for seeds, foliage, algae, roots and stems.
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In captive environments as pets, yellow-bellied sliders typically do well on commercial pellets designed for turtles. They also appreciate diced fresh veggies and fruits. Lettuce in particular is a common food item for yellow-bellied sliders. Cut-up bits of meat, including seafood like shrimp, are also usually beneficial for these turtles. You can also offer your yellow-bellied pet "once in a while" snacks -- think waxworms and mealworms. Diversity is key for their diets. If you're ever uncertain about the suitability of any food with regard to your slider, speak to an exotic veterinarian before ever feeding it.
Aug 29, 2015 - At 4 inches, your yellow-bellied slider is a juvenile
I have a yellow belly slider which I think is a yearold or so (he is about 2 1/2 inches by 2 inches). I feed him4 pellets of food and dried shrimp fish treats. The bottom of hisshell has pinkish areas that his previous owner said was from the ownerbefore her not taking care of his water. They look to me like they areslowly going away. I wondered if this was possible? Also his shell is constantly peeling not badly but a little here andthere. Is that normal? Today I noticedhis skin on his front legs and neck was peeling a lot but it didn'tseem to bother him. So I cleaned his tank which was already clean but Idid it anyway just in case. I put him in a dry area under a lampbecause he was acting very strange. He is starting to act normal itsbeen an hour or so and he is getting back to himself. Do you know whatcaused this ? Ibought a shell conditioner that I put on him once a week is that goodfor him? I just wanted to say that my turtle isthe best friend. I never knew they could have such personality! I takehim to work with me he has a small one gallon tank on mydesk. He has started to like going and swims happily all day. He letsme know if he wants less water and to bask in the light by scratchingon the tank wall. he is so sweet and loves to be petted. Iwant to make sure he's happy and healthy. please email me back assoon as you can . thanks again-Nikki
You can feed him once a day, but ..