Box Turtle and Wood Turtle Care Sheet

Easy Guide to Box and Wood Turtle Husbandry (Care Sheet)

  • Life Expectancy: 30+ Years
  • Size: 5in-8in
  • Food: Turtle Pellets, Tortoise Pellets, Guppies, Shrimp, Worms, Fruits, Greens
  • Feed Schedule: Daily (babies) / 2-3 times a week (adults)
  • Baby Enclosure Size: 10 gallon tank
  • Adult Enclosure Size: 40-75 tank / 4 x 2 x 2 pen
  • Ambient Temp: 75-80 degrees fahrenheit
  • Basking Spot: 88-90 degrees fahrenheit
  • Water Temp: 70-72 degrees fahrenheit
  • Water Depth: These turtles are mainly land living, water area should be less than 12 inches
  • Temperament/Handleability: Generally Docile, males get territorial in water
  • Additional info: These species will mainly live on land. Some keepers only offer them a water bowl, but most put a small tub of water in their enclosure. They will need UV and Heat if kept indoors. Food may be dusted with calcium and occasionally multivitamins. Cost is usually around $99+

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