Eastern box turtles have a wide and varied diet, consisting of insects, plants and fungi. This varied diet and tough digestive constitution allows box turtles to survive even when their favorite food sources are not avai... More »

Box turtles generally eat food that is native to their habitats, such as spiders, worms, grasshoppers, berries and flowers. However, there are several different types of box turtles, and not all of them consume the same ... More »

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Box turtles live in open woods, wet meadows and pastures, according to the Smithsonian National Geographic Park. They are commonly found near ponds and river streams. More »

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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. More »

Eastern box turtles can grow up to 8 inches in length from head to tail. Female eastern box turtles are typically larger than males. Most eastern box turtles are between 4.5 to 6 inches in length. 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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Softshell turtles are mostly carnivorous and commonly consume insects, molluscs, fish, crustaceans and amphibians, although a few species also eat plants or algae. They catch their food without the benefit of the sharp b... More »

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