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 »

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 »

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 »

How long do softshell turtles live?

Soft-shelled turtles have a rather long life expectancy, often surpassing 20 years. The spiny soft shelled turtle has grown to 25 years in captivity, while there is a wild female on record for livi... Read More »