The Malayan snail-eating turtle is a carnivorous reptile, named after its penchant for small snails. However, it also consumes earthworms, aquatic insects, crustaceans and small fish (2).
The Malayan snail-eating turtle nests (at least in Thailand) during the dry season (5), laying a clutch of four to six white, elongated eggs (2). After being incubated at 28 to 30 degrees Celsius for around 167 days, the young turtles hatch (5). Like other turtles, this species takes a long time to reach maturity; males mature after about three years while females are sexually mature at about five years (6).