The Hispaniolan slider (Trachemys decorata) or Haitian slider is a species of turtle in the Emydidae family. It is found in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. The Hispaniolan slider is a fresh water turtle. They can live on land and water, but prefer to be near freshwater. These sliders are not on the endangered list but are considered vulnerable.
They have a particular diet that consists of insects (crickets), fish, vegetation, etc. Whether this creature is found in the wild or in captivity, it has been known to urinate when picked up. This is considered a sign of distress. It also may bite or scratch, but has not been known to cause any severe harm.
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