Painted turtles are omnivores, they eat both meat and vegetation, they must eat their food in the water. Some foods are, fish, worms, crickets,chicken, beef, etc, and green leafy veggies such as lettuce.
Their diet should be 65-85% meat like cooked chicken, fish live of fresh caught (never frozen), beef heart, trout chow, and commercial turtle food. The meat needs to be dusted once a week with vitamins and the rest of the diet needs to be dark leafy greens like mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion greens, spinach, and more....
They Eat beef, trout, turnips, etc. They are omnivores