Eastern Snake-necked Turtle – nutrition and water


Turtles must be provided with clean, conditioned drinking and swimming water at all times.


Eastern Snake-necked Turtles are carnivorous and can be fed a variety of meat/fish/insect products to achieve a high level of health. A diet consisting of a range of unprocessed, protein rich natural foods is preferable to a diet consisting solely of pre-prepared turtle blocks or pellets.

Image: Turtle underwater looking for food.

Turtles can be fed a mix of:

  • Bait prawns
  • Crickets
  • White bait
  • Mealworms
  • Earthworms
  • Turtle mix
  • Turtle pellets.

Adult turtles should be offered a meal no more than 3 times a week and young turtles can be offered a meal 4-5 times per week.


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