Hatchling and juvenile care box turtle eggs hatch at 70 140 days depending on the incubation temperature frequently the hatchlings have visible yolk sacks. Hatchling box turtles are a joy to have but they require a lot of extra care and time many people have raised baby box turtles some with more success than others the important difference in raising perfectly formed strong and healthy box turtles verses weak abnormally shaped and sickly ones is devotion to their care and your continuing . Baby box turtle care the hatchlings we sell at backwater reptiles are small enough to live in a ten or 20 gallon tank for the first year of their life if you have multiple baby turtles in the same home then the size of the enclosure will need to be bigger. I have two hatchlings that were found in my landscaping and born on august 5th i have had many turtles before but never hatchlings they are in a light to move substrate that is moist with four plants inside. Box turtle hatchling care introduction box turtles are native to north america they are also known as box tortoises although box turtles are terrestrial members of the american pond turtle family and not members of the tortoise family
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