Scientific name: Terrapene Carolina
Adult size: Up to 17.5cm (7 inches)
Average lifespan: 30–40 years
Suggested for: Intermediate turtle keepers
Housing: Wooden vivarium 115cm long and 30cm tall, with a desert strength UVB light
Environmental requirements: Water temperature of 25°C, basking platform with a temperature of 32°C
Diet: Mix of turtle food, insects, meat, worms, vegetables and leafy greens
FUN FACT: Box turtles are so called because they can pull their head, arms and legs completely into their shells.