- Yellow-bellied sliders are named for the bright yellow stripes on their appendages, their bright yellow plastron, and their tendency to slide off of logs and rocks when they are disturbed
- Yellow-bellied sliders are mainly carnivorous when young, but become more omnivorous as they age
- Females may travel over one kilometer (0.62 miles) to find a suitable nesting spot
- They can live for more than twenty-five years
- Like most reptiles, their size is dependent on how much they eat rather than their age
- Male yellow-bellied sliders grow to about eight inches, but females are larger and often reach lengths of about eleven inches
- Male sliders use their long fingernails to convince females to mate with them
Interested in learning more? Swing by the Conservancy and visit our resident yellow-bellied sliders in person, or register for our Reptile Roundup program for a more in-depth learning experience!