Eastern Box Turtle

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Common Name: "Eastern Box Turtle
Scientific Name: Terrapene carolina carolina

Description: Eastern box turtles are some of the most colorful of all the box turtle families. Baby box turtles all do look similar, however, they quickly start to look like their older counterparts as they mature. Certain states do not permit owning native box turtle species, so sometimes you will need to buy a box turtle for sale that is not native to your area. When considering any turtle or tortoise for sale, doing your homework and researching care ahead of time is key to successfully keeping them.

Habitat: Box turtle habitats can be anything from a box turtle aquarium setup to a dry box turtle table or box kit. The key to setting it up correctly depends on the age of your box turtle and the climate within the room or outside area you choose to place the setup. Box eastern box turtles , as well as Ornate box turtles, Florida box turtles, and 3 toed box turtles for sale, use similar setups. Both Ornate and Florida box turtles will prefer more sun, whereas the other species prefer more shade and cover like the Eastern and 3 toed.

Diet:Eastern Box turtle diets consist of both insects and fruits and veggies. As babies, most box turtle hatchlings will go for red worms, wax worms, small insects. As they get older they will also slowly adapt to eating a more omnivorous diet that consists of fruits and veggies as well as greens. All adult and baby box turtles eat basically the same diet. Our staples for our young adults, and juveniles here at TT is red worms, meal worms in moderation, super worms, wax worms as a treat, dubia roaches for insects. For greens and veggies we feed apples, strawberry, blueberry, romaine, mazuri tortoise chow, squash, carrots and zucchini. Adding a supplement like vionate and calcium with vitamin D3 is also important, two to three times per week. Dusting insects with the same supplement powder mixture is also recommended.