When do box turtles mate and when do they lay their eggs?
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Do turtles need to mate every time it should lay eggs?
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How many eggs will a box turtle lay?
They can mate once and lay fertile eggs up to four years from that one mating. This helps to compensate for their inability to attract a mate. Females can lay up to three clutches of from two to ten eggs, depending on the species. Eastern box turtles will typically lay one clutch of of 2 to 6 eggs (younger females will lay fewer, older females more). The eggs typically incubate for 75 to 85 days at 75% to 85% humidity. Box turtles exhibit TSD (Temperature-dependent Sexual Determination). Eggs incubated at 71 ° F (22 ° C) produce males. Eggs incubated at 79 ° F (26 ° C) produce a mixed ratio of males and females and eggs incubated at 88 ° F (31 ° C) produce females. For everything you'd want to know about box turtles go to: http://tsadjatko.hubpages.com/hub/What-you-should-know-about-Eastern-Box-Turtles
Where does a water turtle live?
There are two types of turtles: Freshwater turtles and sea turtles. All freshwater turtles live mostly in water but often climb onto rocks and land to bask in the sun, mate, and lay eggs. Sea turtles don't bask in the sun, but they mate and lay eggs on land. Freshwater turtles live in rivers and lakes, and sea turtles live in the ocean.