How to Take Care of a Box Turtle (Care Sheet & Guide 2023)

Box turtle on a tree stump

For individuals looking for an exotic animal that is relatively easy to care for and surprisingly long-lived, look no further than the box turtle. Over 4 million American households have welcomed reptiles into their homes. While turtles are not cuddly like dogs, they can still make excellent pets that can provide years of enjoyment for you and your children. Box Turtle Facts Box turtles, like tortoises, are land-dwelling animals, with a few exceptions. There are six species and several subspecies native to North America, mainly found in warmer regions. Scientists have formally identified and classified them since the mid-1700s. It …

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