Painted turtles are omnivorous. They will eat greens and vegetables as well as insects and fish. Be careful not to feed them more than 2 to 3 times a week!
For adult painted turtles, you don’t want to feed them more than 2-3 times a week. For ever-growing hatchlings, you should feed them every day or every other day. Their diet mainly consists of vegetables, mustard/turnip greens, carrots, zucchini, spinach, a few types of aquatic vegetables (duck weed, water lettuce), insects, worms and fish. They also require other calcium supplements. This is important for their growth and health as they continue to grow and mature in life.
The painted turtle is an omnivore. When its young, it eats mostly meat. Adults eat insects, snails, slugs, crayfish, duckweed, algae. Check the article for more information.
Painted turtles are ominvores, meaning they eat vegetation and meat. In the wild they will feed on plants, fish, and invertebrates like crayfish and insects.
In captivity painted turtles should be fed about 3 times a week a mixture of cut up fish and vegetables including romaine lettuce, carrots, and grapes (cut the grapes in half so the turtle does not get it stuck in its throat). Also, be sure to add a calcium supplement (available at any pet store for reptiles) and some dry meal such as dog food or turtle food, so that your turtle get the necessary minerals and vitamins.
You will want to clean the turtle cage after the turtle finishes eating to keep the water clean and safe for your pet.
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