Turtles including painted turtles and snapping turtles eat fish, but other smaller turtles with weaker jaws tend to eat insects or eggs. Almost all turtles eat plants on a regular basis.Continue Reading
Different types of turtles tend to eat different foods depending on their environment, size and strength.
Turtles like to eat fish, jellyfish, carrion and plant material. Other things turtles like to eat are small aquatic animals, such as frogs and salamanders. Some eat worms, insects and crustaceans. A turtle such as the common snapping turtle is omnivorous, eating both plant and animal material.Full Answer >
Turtles do not become pregnant; they lay eggs to reproduce. Most turtle eggs have an incubation period of 45 to 75 days.Full Answer >
Pond turtles commonly have an omnivorous diet that includes tadpoles, snails, crayfish, insects, water lilies and hyacinths. Younger pond turtles tend to have a more carnivorous diet while older pond turtles tend to eat more vegetation and rely on plants for sustenance.Full Answer >
Also known as the "sun turtle," the painted turtle's diet consists of aquatic insects and plants, crayfish, mussels, small fish, snails, tadpoles and carrion. The turtle is primarily aquatic and feeds under water.Full Answer >