Spotted Turtle

Caring for your Spotted Turtle
I’m an intelligent and curious turtle. With my spotty shell and small size, I’m a good choice for a pet. I am known to live to a ripe old age, so would make an ideal long-term family pet (as long as you’re able to keep me forever).

I’m quite a poor swimmer so need shallow water in my turtle home, and easy access in and out of the water.

If you choose to add me to your family, be sure to get me from a reputable breeder. Due to our popularity, there’s not many of my kind left in the wild.

Species Profile
Scientific name: Clemmys guttata

Adult size: 10–15cm (4–6 inches)

Average lifespan: Over 50 years

Suggested for: Beginner turtle keepers

Housing: Turtle tank 90cm long and 30cm tall, with a strong filter and an intense 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: Spotted turtles get more spots as they get older, some have over 125!