Question: At What Age do Red Eared Sliders Reach Sexual Maturity
Answer: The time red eared sliders reach sexual maturity is actually more dependent on size rather than age. Turtles grow at varied rates depending on the availability and quality of food so there is some variation in the age at which they mature. Size is a much better indicator. Males reach sexual maturity about the time their carapace length reaches 4 inches, which tends to be anywhere from 2-5 years. Females become sexually mature about the time the reach 6-7 inches in length, which can take up to 5-7 years.