Leatherback turtles are migratory animals that survive on a diet that consists primarily of jellyfish. Because their foraging locations are populated by large fisheries, these aquatic reptiles are at a great risk of beco... More »

A turtle's diet depends on the species and whether it is held in captivity. For example, a wild turtle eats wild plants and small animals, such as insects and worms, while a pet turtle is typically fed a diet of store-bo... More »

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Leatherback sea turtles' thick skin acts like a natural armor and is a valuable defense mechanism. However, the turtles' large size is also a deterrent for many predators, as is their ability to quickly swim away from da... More »

Leatherback sea turtles' thick skin acts like a natural armor and is a valuable defense mechanism. However, the turtles' large size is also a deterrent for many predators, as is their ability to quickly swim away from da... More »

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 co... More »

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 ou... More »

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There are several species of sea turtles, and the diets of these animals vary. Carnivorous sea turtles eat meat, while herbivorous sea turtles are plant eaters. Sea turtles that are omnivores eat both types of foods. More »