Yellow-Bellied Slider Turtle

Range/Habitat: Painted turtles are found commonly across North America both Canada and the US. They prefer ponds, lakes, and marshes with slow-moving or still water that have muddy bottoms.

Diet: Painted turtles will feed on a wide variety of both aquatic plant and animal matter.

Expected Lifespan: Painted turtles can live over 55 years!

Fun Facts:

  • Painted turtles are one of the most common turtles in North America.
  • These turtles are gregarious and will bask in groups (called ‘bales’) on objects above the surface of the water.