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Western Painted Turtle

$34.95 - $129.00
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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
    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.

  • 5
    western red belly turtle(s)

    Posted by Bill Bares on Jul 7th 2023

    arrived with 2 turtles safely packed. Placed in my backyard pond immediately. Both turtles looking great on the second day. TBC….

  • 5
    4" Western Painted Turtles

    Posted by Paul Wert on Jul 6th 2023

    Received the 2 Western Painted Turtles this morning , They arrived healthy and very active, their colors are vibrant and beautiful. I am very happy with both turtles. The Turtle Source is top notch, and I will definitely recommend The Turtle Source to my friends and purchase from them in the future.

  • 5

    Posted by Tim on Jun 29th 2023

    Just as described, she came just fine and is doing well with our other female Red Eared Slider

  • 5
    4" Western Painted Turtle

    Posted by Anna F. on Jun 25th 2023

    Our beautiful turtle arrived in perfect health. He settled right into his pond and is enjoying life!

  • 5
    Our new addition

    Posted by Magdalena Rago on Jun 14th 2023

    The turtle arrived safe and well. She is just like described on the website and pictures. The perfect addition to our pond with koi. She loves it. I would definitely recommend the seller

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