The turtle best represents the way fulltime RVers live, they carry their house with them as they travel. Take a lesson from the turtle. She is not in a hurry and lives a long time.
The box turtle or box tortoise is one of several species of turtle.
North American box turtles are omnivores. Their sharp eyes and keen sense of smell help them in finding food such as snails, insects, berries, fungi, slugs, worms, roots, flowers, fish, frogs, salamanders, various rodents, snakes, birds, and eggs. During their first five to six years, the young are primarily carnivorous while they grow. Adults tend to be mostly herbivorous, but they do not eat green leaves. Box turtles have been known to eat road-kill. Babies and young turtles need more protein and prefer a carnivorous diet, and then include more and more plant matter as they get older.
Diet in the WildOmnivorous - these turtles eat snails, insects, berries, fungi, slugs, worms, roots, flowers, fish, frogs, salamanders, snakes, birds, and eggs indiscriminately. They have been observed eating carrion, feeding on dead ducks, amphibians, assorted small mammals, and even a dead cow. Their preference varies greatly by season but there is one definite trend. Young are primarily carnivorous while they grow during their first five to six years. Adults tend to be mostly herbivorous, but they eat no green leaves. Young often hunt in ponds and streams because the type of food they prefer is easier to catch there, but adults usually feed on land.
Zoo DietAt the Zoo, they are fed salad, earthworms, and crickets; rarely mealworms.
Box turtles are solitary creatures. They do not need companions of any sort.
Perhaps the most critical aspect of turtle care in the winter is to have adequate humidity.