A large, dark turtle, as its name suggests. Although it is essentially black, it may sometimes lean more toward brown than black, particularly when young. Its jaw has a golden tint with black spots that sometimes extend up into the sides of its face. Its limbs are speckled with a lighter color.
Although wood turtle species have many different food preferences, most are omnivorous. Earthworms, redworms, crickets, and even mice are all edible to wood turtles.
They are also among the world’s brightest turtles, so they are often in great demand in the pet trade. They are not very aggressive in character and are readily developed in contemporary homes.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No