Gulf Coast box turtles is native to the Gulf of Mexico and can also be found from Florida to Louisiana. This box turtle’s name is derived from its native range. Box turtles are so-called since they can completely close off their shells.

These pond turtles are a subspecies of the Terrapene carolina (common box turtles). They can be commonly found near water bodies and in humid areas such as swamps and marshes.

When compared to other subspecies of Terrapene carolina, the Gulf Coast box turtle is relatively harder to keep and is not recommend for beginners.



Hatchling, Well Started Baby, Yearling, Young Adult

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