The spotted turtle is native to Michigan, around the Great Lakes and on the eastern coast of the United States. The spotted turtle is a small turtle who lives in marshes, wet meadows, bogs and flooded forests. It is covered with yellow spots on its carapace (upper shell) and is yellow/orange on the plastron (bottom shell).
The spotted turtle is unfortunately a threatened species in Michigan due to loss of habitat and collection by humans for pets.
Our spotted turtle at Sarett can often be seen basking under the heat lamp or munching on mealworms. Visit our spotted turtle today!
Life span: 25-30 years
Size: 1-5 inches
Food habits: Omnivore