Turtle Food

Turtle Eating StrawberryLearn About Turtle Food

 

Turtles eat all types of different foods. In general, a turtle should eat about half plant matter and half meat. In the wild, a turtle’s diet will often depend on;

  1. What the turtle can find
  2. What stage of a turtle’s life cycle it is in
  3. What type of turtle it is

Here is a list of turtle food (foods which are ok to feed a turtle):

Meat-based turtle food

  • Sardines (drained)
  • Crickets
  • Moths
  • Mealworms
  • Tofu (not a meat)
  • Hard boiled eggs (not a meat)
  • Reptile pellets
  • Bird pellets
  • Trout chow
  • Other fish chows

Plant-based turtle food

Turtle eating strawberry
  • Vegetables rich in Vitamins
    • Collard greens
    • Broccoli (in small amounts)
    • Spinach (in small amounts)
    • Alfalfa hay
    • Chow
    • Bok Choy
    • Corn
    • Okra
    • Kale
    • Parsley
    • Green beans
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Cabbage
    • Green peas
    • Mustard greens
    • Turnip greens
    • Bell peppers
    • Cactus
    • Squash
    • Flowers (counts as a vegetable)
      • Carnations
      • Hibiscus
      • Roses
      • Avoid Azaleas which are toxic to turtles
  • Fruits
    • Raspberries
    • Strawberries
    • Figs
    • Papaya
    • Apples
    • Pears
    • Bananas
    • Grapes
    • Peaches
    • Kiwis
    • Melons

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