How long do western painted turtles live?

Answer With adult males reaching an average size of 5 to 8 inches, the Western Painted Turtle has a lifespan of 15 to 25 years. This species makes great pets for beginners due to their size and habitat re... Read More »

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How big do Western Painted Turtles get?

A male Western Painted Turtle typically grow between 4 to 7 inches in carapace, or upper shell, length while females range from 8 to 10 inches. They tend to weigh about 2.03 oz.References:Austins T... Read More »

When is breeding season for western painted turtles?

The western painted turtle breeding season is from late spring to early summer. Female turtles will lay 4 to 15 soft-shell oval eggs in a shallow hole within 200 yards of water.References:Washingto... Read More »

Do western painted turtles hibernate for the winter?

During the winter, western painted turtles burrow into the mud of their natural habitat to hibernate for several months. They accumulate extra fat in the fall in preparation for hibernation, and wi... Read More »

How long do sea turtles usually live?

Scientists are not sure how long sea turtles can live. Sea turtles grow slowly and take from 15 to 50 years to reach reproductive maturity. According to the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, scie... Read More »