Painted Turtles can make great turtle pets for the novice owner. These beautiful reptiles earned their name from the red and yellow stripes that decorate their bodies, giving the impression that these attractive patterns have been painted on by hand.

Painted Turtles usually live in ponds, lakes, and slow-moving rivers, which have squashy, muddy bottoms. Painted Turtles are mostly active between the months of May and October, when the temperature becomes warm enough for mating. When the winter season comes, painted turtles will hide themselves deep in the mud at the bottom of a body of water. The mud serves as an insulator during hibernation, helping the painted turtle regulate its temperature and conserve energy, ensuring that it will…



Source by Karma Williams