Painted Turtle

Western Painted Turtle

Painted Turtle

Chrysemis picta

  • Geographical Region: They are found throughout most of the United States and southern Canada.
  • Size: 4 to 10 inches, with females being larger than males.
  • Habitat: They like slow moving shallow waters like ponds, marshes, and lakes.
  • Food: Carnivorous when they are young, more herbivorous when they get older. They eat earthworms, crayfish, slugs and plants..
  • Interesting Fact: They are the most wide spread turtle in North America.
Western Painted Turtles

Western Painted Turtle