The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is the most widespread native turtle of North America. The adult painted turtle female is 10–25 cm (4–10 in) long; the male is smaller. The turtle's top shell is dark and smooth, without a ridge. Its skin is.
Besides their attractive coloration, another appealing aspect of painted turtles is their manageable adult size. Large western painted turtles rarely exceed 8.
Sexual Dimorphism: Adult males have elongated foreclaws (ave. = 10.7 ± 1.0 mm Hatchling Painted Turtles were 18.3-29.2 mm CL (ave. = 26.1 ± 1.7, n = 106).
Major Predators: The shell of adult Painted Turtles provides them with significant protection from predators and makes them almost invulnerable to predation.
Adult Painted turtles do very well in outdoor ponds. They are alert and active year -round. They are sun worshippers, so add plenty of branches and rock piles for.