Tender Chicken

Weight by month

June 2016 July 2016
grams 270 grams

Tender Chicken might have the strangest name out of all the Teacher Turtles, although there are plenty of unusual names! This one appears to be a female, and it is an ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata), just like Pringles and Confetti. Since Confetti was the only ornate box turtle in the Riverside School courtyard, Mark Eastburn purchased two additional Terrapene ornata to keep in a separate habitat, since the requirements to keep a grassland/prairie species like ornate box turtles is different than the conditions for a woodland species like Terrapene carolina carolina, or the Eastern box turtle.