Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Spotted Turtle

Spotted Turtle
Clemmys guttata

Size: 3-5 inches.

Range: Native to Northestern United States.

Habitat: Marshy meadows, boggy areas, wet woodlands, ponds, and shallow soft bottomed streams.

Behavior: Active Early in the day.

Feeding: Carnivorous and will feed in the wild on small fish, aquatic insects, and invertebrates. Captive Spotted turtles can be fed eartchworms, crickets, and goldfish.

Breeding: Will mate March to May. When June comes the female will find a area to lay her eggs. The female can lay up to 8 eggs but usually the clutch is 4-5 eggs. Hatchlings will emerge in August to September but may overwinter and emerge next spring.

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