Western Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta bellii)
TYPE: Painted Turtles
Western Painted Turtles grow
to be the largest of the painted turtles (typically 7 - 8 inches). They range from
True omnivores, they will eat pellets, most water plants, romaine lettuce, insects, fish, worms crustaceans and meat. Western Painted Turtles are distinctly different from other painteds in that they have very impressive red and black belly patterns. An excellent choice for beginning and intermediate keepers.