Yellow Bellied Sliders are land and water turtles. It can be found in a wide variety of habitats, including slow-moving rivers, floodplain swamps, marshes, seasonal wetlands, and permanent ponds. The yellow bellied sliders are popular as pets. Males can reach up to 5-9 inches while the female can reach 8-13 inches. It feeds mainly in the morning and frequently basks on shore, on logs, or while floating, during the rest of the day. At night, it sleeps lying on the bottom or resting on the surface near brush piles, but in all cases it prefers to stay in the water. In the wild its life span is 30 years, but in captivity its life span can reach 40 years.