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.
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.