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What Do Baby Painted Turtles Eat?

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When a painted turtle is young, it is basically a carnivorous animal and mostly feeds on such insects as larvae, crickets, beetles and maggots. When it grows up into a mature painted turtle, it becomes more of an omnivore. Its diet primarily includes such foods as duckweed, water lilies and algal matter (or algae). It also feeds on insects, worms, leeches, crayfish, tadpoles, snails and smaller species of fish.

During the winter season, which is extremely harsh (painted turtles are a species of reptiles which are native to the continent of North America), painted turtles hibernate for a few months. They cover themselves for months in the mud which lies beneath streams or ponds. The mud is an insulator and keeps the turtles warm during the winter season.

The winter months are harsh and long, but the painted turtles can adapt to them easily even if they lie in ponds which are coated in ice, because they can live with no oxygen with their lungs for several months.
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Theres noooooo way way thats true ive had aturtle for 3 days and i know thats not true
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Baby painted turtles eat bugs, insects, and baby tortoise food
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Well if the baby turtle is even a few weeks old and you just got it, it may not eat anything for a whole week, but you can also try to give it fish food. DO NOT GIVE IT BETA FOOD, GOLDFISH FOOD ONLY!
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They will eat lettuce, bananas and pellets that you an get at a local store
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I suggest turtle hatchling food that you can buy at your local pet store, if you got the turtle from a pet store that's what they have been eating all along and to change their diet abruptly will make them not eat.
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A lot eat shrimp but do you mean alive or dead if they dead they may stll eat but if it alive it wil eat it for sure.
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Mine eat baby shrimp and krill you can buy in the pet department in your local walmart.
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Okay, this question is from 2 years ago, but in case anyone else is looking up info on baby turtles...try a worm.
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I ve been feeding my turtle feeder fish but I just got a new one and he wont eat anything I give him and iam giving him everything but he just pushes it out of his face even when I dangil in front of him how do I get him to eat
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I think the baby turtle would eat worms and maybe grapes but I don't know I got mine yesterday
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I need help  I got my turtle at the flee market from this dude that did not even know enything it wont eat its tablets so what should I feed it I don't want it to die.
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I found a baby painted turtle from the looks of it I need to feed it different foods but what foods are best for it
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I think mine is a painted turtle but I have no idea what they eat. I want to feed him/her something and they will live. But what?
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I found a baby painted Turtle today while cutting the grass by my deck, what do I feed it and what kind of enviroment do I give it?

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