Three Toed Box Turtle


Box turtles have a hinged shell, meaning they can completely close themselves in their shell.

A box turtle’s shell can regenerate to a point after an injury.

The lifespan of a box turtle is a long one at 50 year, sometimes longer.

Although called a turtle, box turtles are terrestrial like a tortoise.

Click HERE for a Box Turtle Activity Sheet!

Our Current Residents

Roxy, Female - Hatched 2005 (estimate)

Rocket, Male - Hatched 2003 (estimate)

Both box turtles are pet surrenders. They live side by side, but cannot be placed together due to aggression towards one another.


  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Testudines
  • Family: Emydidae
  • Genus: Terrapene
  • Species: Terrapene c. triunguis

Animal Facts

  • Omnivore
  • Common
  • Grasslands
  • Diurnal

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