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Chinese Golden Box Turtle

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Product Description

Chinese Box Turtles (Cistoclemmys flavomarginata) are one of the finest of all the box turtles. Found in the ponds and overgrown streams of southern China, Taiwan, and on the Ryukyu Islands of Japan, this handsome turtle has a hinged bottom, just like it's American Box Turtle counterparts. Also called the Yellow-margined box turtle, they have golden yellow head markings - with an orange chin, yellow plastron (belly) colorings around a darkened center, and a distinct golden yellow vertebral stripe on their high domed shells.

Not shy at all, Chinese Golden Box Turtles are very out going and are most active in mild temperatures. We feed our juveniles pellets, earthworms, fish, romaine lettuce and some fruits. Favorites include strawberries, melon and bananas. Some US breeders are successfully hatching these hardly little turtles that only grow to about 6 inches as adults. Chinese Golden Box Turtles are considered the Cadillac of all the box turtles by many keepers, and do very well in primarily water set ups, that include a fair amount of land. An excellent species for keepers of all levels to enjoy, Chinese Golden Box Turtles are a perfect example of captive breeding at it's best - as the species is under considerable pressure in the wild from Chinese food markets.

Other Details

Common Name:
Chinese Golden Box Turtle
Scientific Name:
Cistoclemmys flavomarginata
Starter to Intermediate
Turtle Category:
Box Turtles
Restricted States:

Warranty Information

We offer a 7 day health guarantee on our captive bred animals only provided all conditions are met as listed in our Terms and Conditions page.


  • 5
    The box turtle maid it home, thanks you guys

    Posted by Erick Miranda on Aug 22nd 2021

    Thanks again everything came out great.
    My daughter loved the box turtle

  • 5
    Chinese Golden Box Turtle

    Posted by Laurie on Jul 9th 2021

    Beautiful box turtle hatchling, arrived quickly, healthy. I've had him 8 months, he's never been ill, growing nicely.

  • 5

    Posted by travis duarte on Jul 5th 2021

    my yearling arrived in perfect health and body. packaging was amazing and the staff put huge effort into making sure the animal was delivered safe, with amazing communication.

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