Western Swamp Tortoise takes ten to twenty years to mate. They eat
insects, tadpoles and small crustaceans.
the winter tortoises are active in shallow waters and they live on food.
the spring the activity increases as the water gets warmer. The tortoises start
aestivating. Females lay three to five eggs in an underground nest.
the summer tortoises sleep underground later during harsh, dry weather.
the autumn the tortoise's hatchlings emerge from their eggs. The swamps are also
dry in winter.
tortoise's size is 30mm.
The Western Swamp Tortoise lives in the Swan Valley in Perth. It is only found in Ellenbrooke Lake, which has an electric fox proof fence. They are also found in Twin Swamps where they died out and bred back again. A swamp maybe put in the Perth airport to breed them in.