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Ornate Box Turtles: Terrapene ornata

Category: Box Turtles

Experience Level: Intermediate [?]

Description

Once acclimated, Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene Ornata) are excellent turtles to keep. With full sized adults reaching only 4 - 5 inches, Ornate Box turtles are an excellent condo or apartment turtle. They spend most of their time, basking, foraging for food and resting. Many Ornate Box turtles have lived over 20 years for their keepers (some have lived more than 40). Mainly carnivores, Ornate Box Turtles will eat meat, insects, some greens and vegetables. Beatles and earthworms are favorites. Ours readily eat pellets, cut up beef heart, super worms and earthworms and dark leafy greens. The trick with this species is to start with very well established individuals; carefully help them to acclimate; and keep their husbandry and habitats consistent. They readily adjust to new environments and soon learn to recognize their keepers.

The best of both worlds: at times they behave like a tortoise, slowly and deliberately going about their routine as if they planned out their whole day ahead of time. Other times, they are more like a turtle, as they quickly run down and pounce on an earth worm with impressive agility; or effortlessly slide into a pond and search below the surface for a meal. Truly Ornate Box are unique turtles.

Ornate Box Turtles are found in several mid western states. In recent years, Texas has been the source of most of the available Ornate Box Turtles. In September of 2007, Texas permanently closed it's seasons for turtle collecting - making this species much harder to find. We have a limited number of captive born juveniles and young adults available.

* Remember, each turtle order comes with a free starter sample of the same Turtle diet your Turtle has been raised on - this will last one small turtle a few weeks - to order larger quantities, see the lower left side of this page. *

Restricted States

AZ, WI

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1: We have just 1 very pretty Hatchling Ornate Box Turtles available. ***Sorry this has been ordered***

Shipping Size: SMALL

Pricing: 1 or more: $199.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

2: We have just 1 very nice Ornate Box Turtle hatchling with 2 rear toes missing -otherwise perfect - *Please note this is our last hatchling of 2015: *Sorry this turtle has been ordered*

Shipping Size: SMALL

Pricing: 1 or more: $139.00/ea.

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3: We have just one female 3.5" three year old, Ornate Box Turtles available: *Sorry this turtle has been ordered*

Shipping Size: MEDIUM

Pricing: 1 or more: $149.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

4: We have 4" - 5" Female Ornate Box Turtles Available: ***Sorry these have been ordered***

Shipping Size: LARGE

Pricing: 1 or more: $169.00/ea.

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5: We have just one 4" - 5" Female Ornate Box Turtle with minor shell imperfection available: ***Sorry this has been ordered***

Shipping Size: LARGE

Pricing: 1 or more: $149.00/ea.

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6: We have just a few 4" - 5" Male Ornate Box Turtles available: ***Sorry these have been ordered***

Shipping Size: LARGE

Pricing: 1 or more: $169.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

7: We have just one 4" - 5" Male Ornate Box Turtle with minor shell imperfection available: ***Sorry this has been ordered***

Shipping Size: LARGE

Pricing: 1 or more: $159.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

8: We have just one nice big adult MALE Ornate Box Turtle with soft markings available for purchase.***Sorry this has been ordered***

Shipping Size: LARGE

Pricing: 1 or more: $195.00/ea.

Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock

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