Turtles eat foods that are readily available in their particular environment, some of which might include fish, bugs and vegetation, according to About.com. Because different types of turtles live in different environmen... More »

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Turtles have backbones. According to Scholastic, turtles are reptiles, and all reptiles have backbones. A turtle's shell has upper and lower parts, the carapace and plastron, respectively, which are connected to the anim... More »

Some turtle species do hibernate, though hibernation is most often associated with warm-blooded animals. Other turtles go into a less drastic state called torpor when the weather gets too cold for them. More »

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Mud turtles are an omnivorous species and eat such things as snails, aquatic invertebrates, carrion, tadpoles and vegetation in their habitat, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Since they spend much of t... More »

Water turtles eat a varied diet of vegetation, meat and commercially prepared turtle or fish foods. Young turtles need a diet higher in vegetation, including leafy greens, carrots and celery. Older turtles require a diet... More »

Snapping turtles eat fish, invertebrates, reptiles, ambphibians, eggs, insects, small mammals, plant matter, mollusks and carrion. The snapping turtle is an omnivore and likely to eat anything that it can handle. It may ... More »

Wild turtles eat shrimp, worms, water plants, frogs and fish, but the specific diet varies depending on the species. Some species of turtles are carnivores and eat only meat, and some eat only vegetation, but the majorit... More »