Spotted – Legged Wood



Spotted-Legged Wood Turtles are a pretty, mid sized wood turtle native to ponds, marshes, large rivers and coastal swamps of Venezuela, Guiana, Brazil and Trinidad Island. True semi aquatic & omnivorous turtles, Spotted-legged Woods, readily consume a wide variety of plant and animal food both on land and in the water. Ours take pellets, any kind of produce we offer, worms and even fish.

Typical of South American Wood Turtles, Rhinoclemmys punctularia (their scientific name) lays one or two oversized eggs. The top photo shows our very first hatching. Hatchlings emerge from their eggs very well started and feed in the first week. Adults are black with bright red head markings and very brightly colored gold spotted leg and neck markings. Juveniles have the same brilliant colors, but hatch out with a more turquoise colored shell.

  • These Species Lives On Land But Does Enjoy Soaking In A Swallow Water Dish
  • Indigenous To South America These Turtles Can Range From Brazil, Venezuela, Trinidad, And Colombia
  • These Turtles Are Used To Warm Humid Climates Normally Near Marshes And Low Lying Wetlands
  • Tropical Species That Requires High Humidity, Warm Temperatures And Plenty Of UVB Lighting
  • With Proper Care This Species Can Live 30 – 50+ Years In Captivity