Asian, or Malayan box turtles were once very common in South East Asia and Indonesia. Demand for the Chinese food market has severely diminished their numbers in the wild. The most aquatic of all the box turtles, Asian box turtles do very well in set ups that offer both land and water. Babies spend more time in the water, but venture on to land often. They do well on an omnivorous diet.
Community tanks, with species that enjoy both land and water work well for this species. Imported Adults are frequently available, but captive born juveniles, which are much hardier, are the rare find. We have only 3 well started 2007 juveniles left.