Flana is a midland painted semi-aquatic turtle around 15 yrs old. She is friendly and easy to handle.
Midland Painteds are great beginner turtles as they are hardy turtles and very tame around keepers; which, makes them enjoyable since they aren't constantly running and hiding. They will swim to you for food. One of the prettiest of painted turtles. Their carapace (top shell) has distinct patterns around the edge with red coloration. It has large alternating carapace scutes. The carapace is smooth and lightly domed. Their plastron (bottom shell) is a yellow/orange. The head and throat have prominent yellow lines running from the tip of the nose and mouth downwards across the face. Females do get a bit large, up to 8" and can live 25+ years. Good rule of thumb for an aquarium set-up, there should be 6 inches of floor per every 1 inch of turtle. Minimum is a 40 gal tank up to 120 gal tank if more than one turtle. Adult Midland Painteds are omnivores. In captivity, they do well on commercially prepared aquatic turtle food, freeze dried shrimp & crickets, meal & wax worms, aquatic plants, veggies (such as zucchini and dark leafy greens) and some fruits. For additional care info, please visit: http://www.exoticpetvet.com/breeds/turtles.htm
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