Tortoises enjoy grazing and thrive on a diet of wild-growing weeds and flowers. They should not be fed every day, as the digestive system is not designed for this and can cause serious health problems. More »

Most species of tortoises are almost exclusively herbivores and have diets that consist of mostly plant-based foods. While some baby tortoises consume ants and other animal proteins without suffering any adverse health e... More »

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Due to their hard shells and thick skins, adult desert tortoises are only preyed upon by mountain lions. Young desert tortoises are much more vulnerable, and they are also eaten by kit foxes, coyotes, feral dogs, gray fo... More »

Desert tortoises are herbivores, and their diet in the wild consists of grasses, some species of cacti and their flowers, shrubs and wild flowers. Desert tortoises generally eat fresh plant materials, though their diet g... More »

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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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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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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 »