Turtles are able to survive for two to three years without eating. A turtle is known to have survived for 30 years after being trapped in a box, but it is possible this turtle occasionally ate passing insects. Turtles can go into a state of suspended animation known as brumation.Know More
Turtles maintain fat pads they can draw energy from when food is scarce. They also have slow metabolisms under normal circumstances and require little food. Pet turtles are often fed only every three days.
Many turtles go into states of brumation during cold periods. Pet box turtles are noted to frequently go into states of brumation over the winter months.Learn more about Turtles
There are two types of snapping turtles: the common snapping turtle and the alligator snapping turtle, both of which are relatively large predatory freshwater turtles. Alligator snapping turtles are the larger of the two species, weighing up to 180 pounds, making them the largest freshwater turtles in the world. They have powerful and sharply hooked jaws for catching prey and defending against predation.Full Answer >
Some turtles, but not all, are herbivores. Turtles may all be anatomically similar, but they live in very different environments depending on species. Some turtles live in freshwater streams, while others live in the open ocean or entirely on land, placing them in very different dietary niches.Full Answer >
Snapping turtles are omnivores, which means that they eat both plants and animals. They commonly feed on insects, fish, small birds, eggs, leaves and larvae. They have also been known to eat carrion, which is dead meat left behind by other predators.Full Answer >
To identify the species of a turtle, examine the shell, head, color, location and size. Leg and toe shape are also key factors in determining a turtle's type.Full Answer >