The brightly-colored American and Asian Box Turtles are very popular among reptile enthusiasts worldwide, and with good reason. They are extremely responsive to their owners, and adjust so well to captivity that lifespans of 30-40 years are common; several lived have for 80-100 years. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions concerning their care, and wild populations of most have declined drastically. Several Asian species were only discovered by herpetologists in recent years…in food markets! Please purchase only captive-bred animals.