I have a three-toed box turtle named Bowser Flamel that was given to me by a colleague (her turtles had hatchlings). I believe it was born in October, so it is about 5 months old. I’ve had it since mid-December. I’ve been reading up different care sheets, forums, etc., and my local Petco has two workers who seem to know a lot about turtles.
What is a box turtle? Box turtles, by definition, have a moveable hinge on the lower shell that allows them to retract inside the shell and then completely close up, leaving no flesh exposed. (See how it works here.) American box turtles can be beautiful and personable pets. Unfortunately, many of these wonderful animals die because of poor care.
Russian Tortoise Diet Guide This tortoise is a grazer and will rely more on green leafy broad leafs with the addition of flowers to complete its ideal diet. If you can get dandelions, that would be even better because they are a favorite. Red-bellied turtles can easily be kept as pets in an aquarium in your home. However, their environment needs some special requirements. They prefer deeper bodies of fresh water to swim, but the turtles also enjoy basking in the sun. Their day-to-day care should also be taken seriously.
We do not condone the sale of reptiles in pet stores. For all your reptile supply needs, please consider clicking on the Petco logo above. Creepy Critters Rescue will receive a percentage of every purchase made through this link. Here are a few tips for keeping the Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) alive and well in captivity, including care of the hatchlings.First off this is not an easy species to keep when compared to others, and I would never recommend this one to a "first-timer" at keeping turtles. Care Sheets and More Care sheets and much more information available on our education page! ARR Nutrition Guide Nutritional information for all types of reptiles. A proper diet is imperative for a healthy pet. Adopt a Reptile Today! We have all types of reptiles available for adoption. Red-bellied turtles can easily be kept as pets in an aquarium in your home. However, their environment needs some special requirements. They prefer deeper bodies of fresh water to swim, but the turtles also enjoy basking in the sun. Their day-to-day care should also be taken seriously.