THE BEST FRIENDS ARE COLD-BLOODED

Three-Toed Box Turtle

Size: Adults  usually range from  6-8 inches

Lifespan: This species can live for 30-40 years

Enclosure: 20 gallon long aquariums are suitable for juveniles, once full grown, 40 gallon breeder aquariums are preferred with a substrate of cage carpet, aspen, cypress, and coconut shavings or mulch

Temperature: A gradient of 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit on the cool side and 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit on the basking side and full-spectrum UV lighting per day is recommended

Humidity: The enclosure should be kept within 60%-70%

Diet: Both juveniles and adults should receive vegetables such as spring mix and proteins such as roaches, mealworms, and the occasional pinky mouse.