This authoritative illustarted handbook, by expert and author Philippe de Vosjoli, provides guidelines for turtle keepers who wish to have success keeping, displaying, and breeding red-eared sliders and other popular freshwater turtles. The remarkable red-eared slider is a freshwater turtle that belongs to the Emydidae family of turtles, of which there are currently fourteen subspecies. This practical and informative handbook includes information about: *Selecting a healthy turtle *Quarantine and acclimation considerations *Housing needs *Water and feeding *Advice about keeping red-eared sliders healthy and thriving *And much more! A chapter on diseases and disorders provides a complete primer on the health needs and veterinary care of these rewarding reptiles. Although popular pets among children, red-eared sliders require a considerable amount of special care, and this colorful guide provides the necessary information to keep these turtles properly attended in captivity.