Range: Pakistan, Northern India, Nepal, Bangladesh
Habitat: Streams, meadows, bogs and ponds
Lifespan: Unknown, but most likely over 40 years
Wild Diet: Snails, worms, slugs, tadpoles, fish, salamanders, spiders
Zoo Diet: Turtle pellets, chopped fish, chopped mice
They bask in sunshine during the day and sleep under water at night. These turtles prefer shallow, clear waters with considerable aquatic vegetation. They are mostly carnivorous--but will eat fruit and vegetables occasionally.
Courtship usually takes place during February and March. Nesting in April and May.
Gestation: Incubation: 60-90 days
Litter: Clutch size: 10-12