STOP HITTING TURTLES...It takes a turtle seven or eight years to become mature enough to reproduce, and in that time, it might make several trips across the road to get from one pond to another, looking for food or a place to lay eggs. A female turtle that lives 50 years might lay over 100 eggs, but just two or three are likely to survive to reproduce.
How to Take Care of Baby Box Turtles eHow Raising baby box turtles is a challenging project best suited to an experienced reptile owner. Box turtle hatchlings in the wild are unlikely to survive their first year of life. They are susceptible to predators, parasites, environmental hazards and more.