Furrowed Wood Turtles (Rhinoclemmys areolata) are one of the world’s smallest wood turtles. Our largest breeding adults are all fully grown right around 6 inches. These are a very personable and outgoing little turtle that interacts and entertains keepers endlessly. Babies hatch out a pretty blue green that eventually turns into an olive green as adults.
For such a small species, they hatch out at a full 2 inches – an adaptation to better survive in the wild. Our Furrowed Wood Turtles get along with each other and other similar semi aquatic species quite well.
Furrowed Wood Turtles are found in marshy woodlands and savannas in much of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.
While Furrowed Wood Turtle numbers are declining in nature, this once rarely bred in captivity species is now becoming much more affordable as several breeders are now successfully working with them.