Do Red Eared Sliders Bite
A frequently asked question about this turtle is: Do red eared sliders bite?
As a new pet, your red eared slider may be extra cautious around you but they adapt to new environments. Soon your turtle will associate you with food and greet you with excitement.
Red eared sliders are generally calm animals, but some are naturally more aggressive than others just because of the individual turtle’s personality.
As with other pets, if your red eared slider is hungry or feels threatened or scared, the turtle may bite. A small red eared slider may only break the skin at worst, but a fully grown slider can do more damage, so handle your turtle with care and respect.