Taxon: Chrysemys picta
Habitat: Streams, Lakes, and Wetlands
Diet: For the first half of the summer their diet is 60% insects, then they switch to 55% of their diet being plants for the remainder of summer
Predators: Red Fox, Snapping Turtle, Raccoon
Did you know?
- The sex of the painted turtle is determined by the temperature during development.
- Turtles shed their shell as they’re growing; this skin resembles a burnt leaf.
- Painted turtles can swim underwater.
- A group of turtles is called a ‘a bale of turtles’.