Q:

What do pond turtles eat?

A:

Pond turtles commonly have an omnivorous diet that includes tadpoles, snails, crayfish, insects, water lilies and hyacinths. Younger pond turtles tend to have a more carnivorous diet while older pond turtles tend to eat more vegetation and rely on plants for sustenance.

Pond turtles find the majority of the foods that they eat under the water, which is where they usually eat. Pond turtles generally eat during the early morning hours or the late afternoon hours when the sun is not as a hot. They rely on these times for feeding because they are generally basking when the sun is out. Pond turtles rest during the day while basking, but they sleep during the night under the water. They are often found in large groups and will stack on top of each other to bask in the sun.

Sources:

  1. umich.edu

Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What do snapping turtles eat?

    A:

    Snapping turtles eat fish, invertebrates, reptiles, ambphibians, eggs, insects, small mammals, plant matter, mollusks and carrion. The snapping turtle is an omnivore and likely to eat anything that it can handle. It may even eat other turtles.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Do turtles eat fish?

    A:

    Turtles including painted turtles and snapping turtles eat fish, but other smaller turtles with weaker jaws tend to eat insects or eggs. Almost all turtles eat plants on a regular basis.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do painted turtles eat?

    A:

    In the wild, painted turtles survive on a diet of algae, plants, aquatic insects, crustaceans and fish. Instead of adopting a sit-and-wait approach, the turtles forage along the bottom of the water body, flushing prey out into open water with exploratory strikes into the vegetation.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do terrapin turtles eat?

    A:

    Terrapin turtles eat fish, snails, worms, clams, crabs and marsh plants. They are native to the eastern and southern United States and are the only turtle in the world to live exclusively in brackish salt water. They have diamond shaped markings on their shells and are often called diamondback terrapin. Their hind feet are webbed and muscled, enabling them to swim against the tides and currents of their natural habitat.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore