The brightly-colored American and Asian Wood and Leaf Turtles, popular among reptile enthusiasts worldwide, are considered to be among the most responsive of all turtles. In fact, the American Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) is often described as “dog-like” by pet owners and herpetologists alike! All adjust well to captivity and, if properly cared for, may reach lifespans of 30-40 years and beyond. Unfortunately, wild populations of all have declined drastically. Please purchase only captive-bred animals.