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which is more intelligent the eastern box turtle or the north american wood turtle
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Hi there and welcome to Just Answer!

 

This is a very difficult questions with a very subjective answer. In consulting with friends who are turtle owners and also checking on-line, the wood turtle seems to be the winner. Wood turtles do require more spacious enclosures (both land & shallow water) than most ‘semi' aquatic turtles & have also have "special needs" (large land & water areas; cooler temps) so they are not usually recommended for first turtles. They are considered more aggressive amongst themselves & with other turtles so I wouldn't mix them with other turtles in the same habitat.

 

For more information on wood turtles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_turtle

For more information on Box turtles : http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1259

 

 

I hope this helps!

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Edited by Dr. J on 6/25/2010 at 2:51 PM EST
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