Painted turtles eat carrion small fish, freshwater crustaceans, aquatic insects, plant leaves and algae. The hatchlings are largely carnivorous and add more plants to their diets as they mature. More »

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Painted turtles are small, hardy turtles that generally do well in captivity, although not all states allow them to be kept as pets. With the proper care, baby turtles, or hatchlings, can live for decades if they live in... 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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Painted turtles are small, hardy turtles that generally do well in captivity, although not all states allow them to be kept as pets. With the proper care, baby turtles, or hatchlings, can live for decades if they live in... More »

Yellow belly slider turtles eat small fish, frogs and other aquatic species as well as aquatic plants found in their habitats. The diet of yellow belly slider turtles changes as they age, with juveniles being primarily c... More »

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 »