It is semi-aquatic, inhabits large lakes, swamps and slow flowing rivers. Forest, Wetlands (inland) Orlitia borneensis inhabits freshwater swamps, lakes and river systems. The diet in the wild is unknown, but captives are omnivorous. Little information is available about the species life history. Eggs are elongated with brittle hard shells, and measure 80 x 40 mm. Hatchlings are 60 mm, with rough shell texture and markedly serrated marginals at the carapace posterior (Das 2010). Generation length is estimated at 25–30 years.