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European Pond Turtle behavior

The European Pond Turtle is sometimes known as the European Pond Terrapin. They are common throughout Europe and are becoming popular as pets in the United States.

European Pond Turtles are a very adaptable species. In the wild, they are found near slow moving or still bodies of water. While there is usually vegetation present, this is not always the case. The lack of vegetation is not a problem as the European Pond Turtle is primarily a carnivore. While female Pond Turtles may eat fruits and vegetables, both males and females generally feed on fish, amphibians, mollusks, insects, crustaceans, small snakes, worms, and small mammals. The European Pond Turtle is a very shy animal towards other species. They usually live in groups of between 5 and 20 Pond Turtles. European Pond Turtles are active between April and October. They hibernate in the winter, usually buried in the mud.

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