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Western Painted Turtle

$54.95 - $149.00
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Great for ponds after 4 inches!

Product Description

Western Painted Turtles grow to be the largest of the painted turtles (typically 6-7 inches). They range from Canada to Mexico, so adults, once acclimated, make very good outdoor pond turtles in all climates. Juveniles do well in community tanks, learn to come to feeding hands, love to bask, and stay very active.

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.

One of the best and most common choices for garden ponds, adult Western Painted Turtles quickly learn and adapt to their new environments, constantly bask and surface, and learn to recognize their keepers quickly. They add lots of color to your garden pond, and are more visible than most pond turtles. Ours readily eat pellets, water plants, romaine lettuce and cut fish. An excellent choice for both warm and colder climates, Western Painted Turtles get along with most other popular garden pond species.


Other Details

Common Name:
Western Painted Turtle
Scientific Name:
Chrysemys picta bellii
Starter to Intermediate
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
    Western Painted Turtles

    Posted by Roger Kahn on Apr 13th 2024

    I have been buying turtles from Turtle Source for 5 years. They ALWAYS deliver healthy turtles that adapt well to our pond.

  • 4
    Western Painted Turtle

    Posted by Jennifer on Apr 4th 2024

    First of all the turtle i received is perfect! The only reason I give 4 stars is because I requested a certain date to receive the turtle but they shipped it out sooner so I ended up getting her 2 days earlier. I didnt have anything ready for her yet. But other than that it has been a good experience.

  • 3

    Posted by Sergio Estrada on Mar 6th 2024

    Turtle is missing 2 toes in the front right hand but is otherwise healthy

  • 5
    Purchase of Western Painted Turtle

    Posted by Ed S. on Mar 1st 2024

    Turtle Source provided great communication, a confirmation of purchase and tracking number. My male turtle arrived packed securely and is doing well in his new habitat. Thank you Turtle Source!

  • 5
    5 inch western painted turtle

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 9th 2023

    My turtle is healthy and strong. This company is very professional and responsive.

  • 5
    Eastern and Western Painted turtle babies

    Posted by A New Turtle Family on Sep 18th 2023

    I purchased 2 well established hatchlings, an Eastern and a Western Painted turtle...I couldn't decide so got both... I was amazed at how quickly our little guys...or girls arrived. UPS was here with them right on schedule. They were well packed and appeared to be handled with care. The driver was very gentle when carrying them up the driveway. Once I got them inside and out of the box they looked very clean and were very active. After a quick inspection they went right to their new home and as of today (3 days) appear to still be happy and healthy. My worries were "what if they came injured from the ride and what if they didn't eat?" No injuries and they ate the turtle food without any problems...they knew exactly what it was and didn't hesitate. The website was easy to navigate. The only issue I had was it wouldn't let me purchase at 1st because our state requires a health certificate. Once I figured out what it was asking me to do all went smoothly. I was very nervous about this experience but I am impressed!! Well done and would definitely recommend them to others.

  • 5
    Western painted turtle

    Posted by Connor on Aug 27th 2023

    Perfect he swims around and basks and looks healthy. Really good. I’m really impressed with The Turtle Source.

  • 5
    Painted Turtles

    Posted by Mike on Aug 17th 2023

    Very easy to work with. Mailed on the day that worked best for me and picked up my turtles early morning and released in my pond by 9am! Thanks turtle source.

  • 5
    4” Male Western Painted Turtle

    Posted by Jordan on Jul 29th 2023

    Ordered a western painted turtle on July 24th and got him the next day. He’s healthy and loves to bask. Super happy with my purchase from The Turtle Source.