Eastern Painted Turtle




This Eastern Painted Turtle is from the eastern United States. It is a type of turtle that is found in warm areas of the world. The turtle is a brown or black turtle with a white stripe down its back. The turtle has a long tail that is black.

The Eastern Painted Turtle is a large, slow-moving turtle that lives in areas with warm weather. The turtle feeds on small animals and will often build its own home in a soft soil or sand. The turtle is a good watch dog and will protect its home from predators. Eastern painted turtles are excellent for small tanks or larger community set ups. Once over three inches they make fine additions for outdoor ponds.True omnivores, they will eat most water plants, pellets, insects, fish, worms crustaceans, romaine lettuce and meat. These very colorful turtles will quickly learn to come to feeding hands, love to bask, and stay quite active. An excellent choice for beginning and intermediate keepers.

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Chrysemys picta picta

Common Name: Eastern Painted Turtle
Scientific Name: Chrysemys picta picta
Genus: Chrysemys is derived from the Greek words chrysos meaning “gold” and  emys which means  “freshwater tortoise”.
Species: picta is derived from the Latin word pictus which means “painted”.
Subspecies: picta is derived from the Latin word pictus which means “painted”.
Average Length: 4.5 – 6 in. (11.5 – 15.2 cm)
Virginia Record Length: 7 in. (17.9 cm)
Record length: 7.2 in. (18.2 cm)