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Do turtles eat snails?

Do turtles eat snails?

In general, turtles prefer live food. In the wild, they like to hunt and bring home live worms, snails, roly poly bugs and creepy crawlies and all taste delicious to a turtle.

Are snails healthy for turtles?

Snails are part of turtles’ diet in their natural habitat. However, wild live snails can sometimes host harmful parasites that are fatal to turtles. Snails need to be fed in moderation to pet turtles as high protein intake can lead to pyramiding and other health issues. So, turtles definitely eat snails.

Do red eared slider turtles eat snails?

Prey Items: Earthworms, crickets, waxworms, silkworms, aquatic snails, bloodworms, daphnia, shrimp, krill, and mealworms. For very small turtles, prey may have to be cut into smaller pieces.

Can turtles eat Nerite snails?

Apple snails should not be kept with turtles as they will eat them (in fact the only other thing that should be is other turtles).

Can you keep a mystery snail with a turtle?

They mystery snails can get to the size of a golf ball (which I currently have) and they don’t even bother with the turts, and they are 3 inches. Its fine for them to eat them, and they will eat the shell too, depending on the size of the snail vs the turtle.

Can a turtle eat a pleco pond snail?

Let us know how it goes. pleco wont do as the size pleco youd need wont eat much algae when it gets to adulthood. trumpet snails are very palatable to a turtle, Mine doesnt let a snail get away and a turtles eyesight is very good, I watch mine suck up pond snail eggs at night.

What kind of food can a turtle eat?

I’d think snails would make good turtle food, but I have no experience with turtles. my turtle is about 6″ now shes a red ear slider, ANY snail that comes in her tank she eats it, I even got her a apple snail and she devoured it within seconds.

Can a large trapdoor snail kill a turtle?

One other thing, large trapdoor snails can kill turtles that are similarly sized to them, by drowing. I lost a map turtle that way when it somehow got its foot inside the snails shell and the snail shut down on it. (Needless to say that particular snail was disposed of soon after)