What Do Turtles Eat


So what do turtles eat?

Well a lot of different things because there are a lot of different types of turtles.


Freshwater turtles obviously eat freshwater prey while sea turtles eat marine plants and animals.

Pacific Hawksbill Turtle Feeding on Coral (Eretmochelys Imbricata Bissa) German Channel, Micronesia
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Freshwater turtles are mainly herbivores, most eat leaves, blossoms and fruits of the vegetation around their creeks and waterholes, but some, such as snapping turtles, eat insects, small fish and small invertebrates. 

Many freshwater turtles are omnivores when juveniles, but turn into herbivores once adults.

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