Florida box turtles are a small turtle, with a typical max size of 4″-6.5″ SCL. They are best kept outdoors with a lot of room, with both a shallow water area and a dry area. Their diet is omnivorous but they start out more carnivorous (worms, insects) and then a growing tendency for plant matter (but not green leaves) as they get older.

Here’s a very short clip of some Florida box turtles from the 2009 New York Turtle And Turtle Society Annual Show:




(incidentally, this is also the last of the photos/videos I took from the show)

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