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
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
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.