|Unlike other species of Cuora -box turtles,
amboinensis -lives ONLY in the tropical
rainforest areas of Southeast Asia (see circled area.) It does not range
into alpine regions nor north of the Tropic of Cancer. Temperatures in this
region generally stay within 75 to 95 degrees F. They never fall below 70
degrees. This range suggests one important feature of the animal's care--HEAT.
Its rainforest existence shows that this turtle is well adapted for HIGH HUMIDITY.
Finally, the turtle is frequently seen in rice paddies, marshes and shallow ponds. It clearly requires plenty of opportunity to swim in STILL, WARM WATER.