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Eastern Painted Turtle

$84.95 - $159.00
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* Our 2 inches are shedding now, colors are not as bright but this will change once this process is finished.

Product Description

Eastern painted turtles are excellent for small tanks or larger community set ups. Once over three inches they make fine additions for outdoor ponds.

True omnivores, they will eat most water plants, pellets, insects, fish, worms crustaceans, romaine lettuce and meat. These very colorful turtles will quickly learn to come to feeding hands, love to bask, and stay quite active. An excellent choice for beginning and intermediate keepers.

Other Details

Common Name:
Eastern Painted Turtles
Scientific Name:
Chrysemys Picta Picta
Restricted States:
Turtle Category:
North American Water Turtles
Turtle Subcategory:
Painted Turtles

Warranty Information

We offer a 7 day health guarantee on our captive bred animals only provided all conditions are met as listed in our Terms and Conditions page.


  • 5
    Very great

    Posted by Jaidyn Moore on Jul 27th 2022

    Got him/her and was jumpy right out the box, very active and loved his new home. He ate and basked on the very first day. 10/10 experience if i ever get another turtle it will be from the turtle source!

  • 5
    Love my babies!

    Posted by Angie finlay on Jul 17th 2022

    Amy was the best! She was very helpful! Made sure I received my babies healthy and happy!!

  • 5
    Eastern and Southern Painted Turtles

    Posted by Shari Powell on May 21st 2022

    They arrived alert and eager to eat. They have been active and love to bask! Packaging was perfect, communication great, and arrived on time. Would definitely recommend!!

  • 5
    2 Eastern Painted Turtles

    Posted by Larry Roberts on Nov 26th 2021

    Received them on time and healthy, much appreciated.

  • 5

    Posted by Devon on Nov 5th 2021

    Order came when it was supposed to. Turtle is in perfect shape even though it's imperfect. I love my turtle would def recommend this site to anyone looking for turtles.

  • 5
    Eastern painted turtle

    Posted by Dave on Oct 2nd 2021

    Another great experience with y’all. I purchased the animal but then have a very sudden life event happen where I had to go away for a month. Turtle source worked with me and still held the animal. It was really hard for me to find a breeding sized male so i was very thankful for them to do that. Great customer service as always and I will continue using them as my go to for cb turtles.

  • 5
    Very Active, Appears healthy

    Posted by Angela K (Turtle is Dizzy) on Jul 23rd 2021

    TLDR********** Very happy, turtle is active, turtle appears to be very healthy. ******************** This review will be through, because there were a lot of things I wondered about before purchasing, and I wish someone had answered all my "concerned mom" (tbh borderline crazy lady) questions. I ordered a "well started hatchling" from the Turtle source last week on Friday. Nick was able to assist with some shipping concerns to make sure UPS was directed to properly deliver my turtle to the door of my apartment by email within maybe 3 hours. I also got a phone call on Monday to discuss the best day for shipping due to thw summer weather, and we decided on Thursday (yesterday) for delivery. Dizzy was dropped off on time, around 10:15 am, and was active the moment the box was opened. The packing was done very well-insulated, breathing holes, well marked. He/she is incredibly tiny-roughly 1 inch in carapace length, maybe slightly smaller. There are no chips or imperfections on the shell. The shell appears healthy, eyes are bright, etc. There are 2 small black marks on the Plastron. This is the only "unusual"/"not text book" marking. I actually quite like it, and hope it stays. It gives him/her character. Other than that, dizzy looks like the textbook images of an Eastern painted turtle. In every review I've seen on YouTube, turtles/hatchlings immediately go in the water once placed in the enclosure and then refuse to bask for a few days as they "settle in" to the new home. I expected this, but Dizzy is very content to bask and swim. Dizzy spent about an hour on the basking platform before swimming, and has been in and out of the water since. Dizzy is currently in a 10 gallon hatchling set up with an above tank basking area made from egg crate. They have a cascade 400 internal filter, and a heater with a turtle gaurd. He/she has a lot of plastic and a few live plants to hang onto in the water, and is mainly utilizing the top 3rd of the tank. There's also a lot of driftwood and smaller slate caves in the bottom of the tank. Today we picked up a used 60 gallon tank and stand with a fluval x canister filter that will be the adult home. Dizzy will be hanging out in the 10 gallon until he/she is a bit of a stronger swimmer and utilizing all of the space in the 10 gallon. Because I'm slightly paranoid, I did make a vet appointment for Dizzy next Saturday Aug 7, and plan to take him/her yearly for checkups. The exotics vet near me charges $104 for the visit. I don't expect them to have any concerns, but will just feel better getting him/her checked out. If there are vet concerns I will update this review after the appointment to explain concerns and next steps. Dizzy did eat for me this morning. I will say the pellets that are included are really big. If you're following the "hallow head" method for pellets, that's only 1 pellet for this turtle. Dizzy had to chase the food around and break off little bits at a time to eat. This didn't seem to be an issue, and was quite amusing, but I do plan to get some zoomed hatchling formula pellets to use until the included pellets are a more manageable size.

  • 2
    Eastern Painted Turtle

    Posted by Linda on Jul 9th 2021

    Not sure yet. Received a turtle Weds. today is Friday. Not eaten yet, noted today appears to peeling skin off inside her mouth. Will watch and contact company Monday.

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