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This chart is of the foods my box turtles eat.  3-toeds and easterns should eat a diet that is 60% plant and 40% animal/protein.  Their food should also be supplemented with vitamins and calcium once a week.
 
The foods (greens and veggies) in the chart that are purple should be fed the most often.  Its best to mix up your selection.  I like to offer greens and veggies twice a week and worms once a week.  On feeding days I soak them before I feed them.  I have found that they like to eat after they have had a good soak. 
 
Turtles love fruit, in particular rotten fruit!  Just keep it out on your counter for a few days until it gets soft and they will gobble it right up!  
 
If you're offering your turtles food and notice that one of them is ignoring the veggies and just sticking with the fruit, you need to stop feeding them fruit and just focus on the veggies.  You want them to get used to eating a well-balanced diet.  Be persistant, as your finicky eater won't starve. 
 
I also recommend you watch your turtles when they eat.  This really is the best way to see who's eating and who isn't.  By doing so, you can make sure that each turtle is getting its fair share of food.  If you have only 1 turtle it will be easy for you to tell whether or not they've eaten.
 
Since I have 7 turtles, I keep a food diary.  This allows me to keep track of what each turtle likes to eat and when they eat.  If you own many turtles, you may notice that not everybody likes the same foods.  This is normal.  Its also common for a turtle who usually eats a certain food to stop eating it for a while.  Turtles like and need a varied diet.
 
I like to feed my girls on a newspaper.  This allows me to watch who's eating and who's not.  Plus, its a lot easier to clean up.  All I have to do is toss out the paper.

 Sophie
 Mable

     Ivy  

 Heeman

 Peewee

 Peanut

 Jazz

  Logan

nightcrawlers
     X
     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

earthworms
     X
     X

     X    

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

slugs
     X
     X

    

    

    

    

      

 

kale
     X
     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

 

dandelion greens
     X
 

    

     X

 

 

 

 

collard greens
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

boiled brocolli

     X

     X

     X

     X

 

 

     X

     X

boiled mustard greens

     X

     X

    

     X

     X

boiled sweet potato

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

boiled turnip greens
 
 

    

 

 

 

 

 

thawed carrot

     X

 

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

 

sliced carrot

     X

 

     X

     X

 

 

     X

 

boiled carrot

     X

 

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

green peppers

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

 

     X

red peppers

 

 

     X

     X

 

 

 

     X

pumpkin

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

boiled yellow squash

     X

 

     X

     X

 

 

     X

     X

boiled zucchini

     X

 

    

     X

 

 

     X

     X

strawberries

     X
     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

blueberries

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

blackberries

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     X

cranberries

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

raspberries

     X

    

     X

     X

     X

nectarine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mango

     X

     X

     X

     X

plums

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

tomato

     X

 

     X

     X

 

     X

kaytee turtle food

     X

 

     X

     X

     X

     X

mazuri tortoise food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cantaloupe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

peach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

granny smith apple

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

red apple

     X

     X

     X

     X

banana

     X

     X

     X

     X

green grapes

     X

     X

     X

     X

thawed cauliflower

     X

     X

     X

boiled white potato

     X

     X

     X

cucumber

     X

     X

pinkie mice

 

 

thawed peaches

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

Foods in purple should be fed most often and should compromise 60% of the diet.
Foods in blue should be fed once a week.
Foods in yellow should be fed every 2-3 weeks.
Foods in red should be fed only once a month as a treat.

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