Three Toed Box Turtle

Latin name Terrapene carolina
Class Reptilia
Order Testudines
Family Emydidae
IUCN Status Vulnerable
Habitat Varied
Distribution North America

General Information

Box Turtles are omnivores and they eat a variety of invertebrates and vegetation. Their eggs are soft and long, with females able to lay up to seven at a time. 

Lifespan: Up to 50 years in captivity

Fun Fact

Box turtles have a domed-shaped shell, which they can totally close to protect them from predators.

Keeper Notes

Our box turtle’s favourite foods are wax worms and locusts.