Spotted Turtles, also known as “polka-dot” or “starry-night,” turtles aren’t like any other turtle you’ll see. The number and placement of their spots completely varies, making every Spotted Turtle totally unique. During the day they love to bask, so nice light and heat sources are important. Take a look at our supplies at MyTurtleStore.com and let us know if you have questions. Spotted turtles are more carnivorous when they’re young and enjoy vegetation as they get older. They do enjoy our turtle foods and they always eat in the water. They aren’t the greatest swimmers so it’s important that they have shallow, filtered waters to enjoy. They’re used to cooler waters and also like having cooler places to take refuge and relax.