5 Things You Should Feed Your Pet Turtle

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Turtles can make amazing pets, but the first thing you’ll have to figure out after adopting one is what their diet should look like. Pet turtles are generally omnivores and can eat both plants and meat, and we’re bringing you a list of five essential foods you can’t go wrong with.

Leafy Greens

Turtles can’t get enough of leafy greens, and kale, collard greens, and mustard greens should be an essential part of their diet, especially since they’re rich in vitamins and minerals.

Fruits & Veggies

Pet turtles also enjoy all sorts of other fruits and veggies, ranging from carrots and bell peppers to apples and berries. When feeding them fruits, make sure to do it in moderation to avoid sugar overload.

Animal Protein

Different sources of animal protein should also be a part of your turtle’s diet. They enjoy eating insects such as crickets and mealworms, but small slugs and fish can also be a great source of protein.

Turtle Food

Buying commercially produced turtle pellets for your pet is also an option because they can help you easily enrich your turtle’s diet.

Calcium Supplements

To keep your adult turtle’s bones and shell healthy and strong, it’s important to start adding calcium supplements to their food two to three times a week.