Typically live 30-40+ years
Females lay 3-8 eggs several times a year. Incubation normally lasts 3 months
|Number of young at birth:||3-8|
|Age of maturity:||8-10 years|
Males are slightly larger than females. Average shell length is about 2-6 in long
|Description:||The turtle’s shell does have a fancy look to it. Each shell segment (scute) has a radiating pattern of yellow lines on a dark brown background.|
- Found exclusively in North America. Occupy the eastern United States ranging from southern Maine to Florida along the East Coast, and west to Michigan, Illinois, eastern Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
- Live in open woodlands, pastures, and marshy meadows
- Strictly terrestrial turtles
- Ornate box turtles are omnivores eating snails, insects, berries, fungi, slugs, worms, roots, flowers, fish, frogs, salamanders, snakes, birds, and eggs.