Painted Turtle


Chrysemis picta

  • Geographical Region: They are found throughout most of the United States and southern Canada.
  • Size: 4 to 10 inches, with females being larger than males.
  • Habitat: They like slow moving shallow waters like ponds, marshes, and lakes.
  • Food: Carnivorous when they are young, more herbivorous when they get older. They eat earthworms, crayfish, slugs and plants.
  • Interesting Fact: They are the most wide spread turtle in North America.

Species of Painted Turtle

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