Flip Species: Red Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) Age: Adult Sex: Male Special Needs: Blind in left eye Care Sheet: http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/caresheet-red_ear_slider.htm Enclosure Size: Minimum 75 gallon tank or predator proof outdoor pond Life Expectancy: 20-30 years ***These turtles are rescues. We GENERALLY DO NOT KNOW THE AGE OF OUR FOSTERS Suggested Adoption Donation: Central MS Turtle Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native wild turtles in Mississippi. Turtles are placed for adoption only when circumstances prohibit their return to the wild. We do not charge an adoption fee; however, any donation toward the care we've provided to this turtle, as well as the hundreds of other turtles we help, is always welcome and appreciated. *Adoptive family is responsible for shipping when applicable. Shipping is overnight and weather permitting. Flip was most likely a former pet that someone released into the wild. Red eared sliders can do tremendous damage to the environment and out-compete native turtles for food and basking space. Flip sustained trauma after being hit by a car, leaving him upside down in the road! Flip has some pirate in his family tree, seeing only out of his right eye after some harrowing adventures! He also has some residual damage to his left lung which causes him to list to the left in the water. HE REQUIRES NO SPECIALIZED CARE but due to his permanent lung damage, combined with blindness in his left eye, release is not recommended. He needs to be with a family who can monitor his well-being. Please verify laws and regulations in your resident state pertaining to the guardianship of reptiles.