Pet turtles are omnivores that eat prepared turtle pellets, leafy greens, crickets and mealworms. It is important to provide a varied diet to a pet turtle to ensure proper nutrition. The prepared turtle pellets will provide most of what a captive turtle needs, but adding vegetables and some meat sources will provide additional nutrition.Continue Reading
To add meat sources to a pet turtle's diet, provide mealworms, crickets or small goldfish to its tank. Live feed is appropriate, but freeze-dried crickets and mealworms can be used as well.
Leafy greens like kale and mustard greens are perfect for feeding pet turtles. These foods are safe for the turtle and provide it the necessary nutrition.Learn more about Pet Reptiles
Websites that sell live turtles including Back Water Reptiles, Big Apple Pet Supply and Turtles and Tortoises. All three websites guarantee live arrival. Back Water Reptiles and Big Apple Pet Supply also sell turtle supplies and accessories.Full Answer >
As bearded dragons are omnivores, food items on their diet list include invertebrate and vertebrate animals and plant matter. The main insect bearded dragons eat is crickets, but they also feed on mealworms, earthworms, silkworms and grasshoppers. Adult bearded dragons can occasionally be given small mice. Plant-based foods includes mustard greens, dandelion greens, collard greens, parsley, escarole, carrots, squash, bell peppers, green beans and various fruits and berries.Full Answer >
Common or Three Toed box turtles generally cost around $25 to $50. More exotic species such as Asian turtles can cost as much as several thousand dollars each, as of 2015. The best way to purchase a box turtle is through a breeder.Full Answer >
Most tortoise supply items can be found in specialty pet shops and online pet supply websites. A full tortoise habitat requires a spacious glass terrarium, a moist substrate, a basking area, a hide box, temperature and humidity gauges and proper lighting fixtures; all of these are available at pet stores.Full Answer >