Southern Painted Turtles are beautifully marked turtles with great personalities. They are very fond of basking, so it’s essential that you provide them with some nice areas to relax underneath a warm light source. They’ll need both a light and heat source, and we offer those supplies at MyTurtleStore.com. Southern Painted turtles also love to swim, and will enjoy as much deep water as you can provide them with a gravel or sand substrate. It’s important that you have a high-quality filter to keep the water clean as well. They are an omnivorous species that love our turtle food and the care sheet that comes with each Southern Painted turtle will give you more information about what your turtle needs. Feel free to contact MyTurtleStore.com with any questions that you have!