As omnivores, red eared slider turtles eat a diet that consists of some vegetation and some meat. Wild red eared sliders will eat algae and other water-based vegetation, along with catching things like minnows or frogs.Continue Reading
Captive red eared sliders will eat most anything the handler provides. However, a diet rich in the right minerals and vitamins is important for their health, so feeding commercially prepared turtle pellets will provide proper nutrition for pet turtles.
Red eared sliders enjoy munching on leafy greens like lettuce or kale. Offer meat options like krill, crickets or minnows, and captive red eared turtles will have all the nutrition needed.Learn more about Turtles
Red-eared sliders cannot breathe underwater. They breathe air and must come to the surface periodically to take in oxygen. The frequency at which a turtle needs to breathe depends on how active it is.Full Answer >
Mud turtles are an omnivorous species and eat such things as snails, aquatic invertebrates, carrion, tadpoles and vegetation in their habitat, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Since they spend much of their time in the water, they are able to feed from many types of plant matter.Full Answer >
Most turtle species are omnivores, and many species have diets that consists of both meat and vegetables. Aquatic turtles typically have a higher percentage of meat in their diet, consisting of between 65 percent to 90 percent. Semi-aquatic turtles, on the other hand, tend to have a more balanced diet.Full Answer >
In the wild, painted turtles survive on a diet of algae, plants, aquatic insects, crustaceans and fish. Instead of adopting a sit-and-wait approach, the turtles forage along the bottom of the water body, flushing prey out into open water with exploratory strikes into the vegetation.Full Answer >