He bought Terry when he was just 9 yrs. old. My son is now 26....who knew turtles live so long!! Terry is still thriving..healty..and pretty big with more personality than I would have imagined a turtle having..lol I believe it is a red ear slider...or something close to that. Terry is really quite adorable. How funny!!!! Terry has been around, too....moves to every new place my son goes. Very adaptable pal.