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Western Painted Turtle

$59.95 - $99.95
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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 Htachling

    Posted by Kenneth on Jun 29th 2022

    Couldn't ask for better service. Shipping was delayed and they let me know about everything that was going on. Turtle is extremely active and ate as soon as he was put into the tank. You can't beat turtle source 10/10

  • 5
    Hatchling Western Painted Turtle

    Posted by Megan Burns on May 27th 2022

    Our little Zleta arrived feisty and alert. Ate right away and has taken to her new tank well. Great packaging and arrived secure! Thank you!

  • 4
    Western Painted turtle

    Posted by Sydney Caldwell on Apr 10th 2022

    The shell was kind of messed up but still healthy

  • 4
    Western painted turtle

    Posted by John Hernandez on Feb 26th 2022

    Amazing specimen! Will order more in the future

  • 5
    Beautiful little creatures

    Posted by Sandy L on Feb 17th 2022

    These guys at The Turtle Source are great. I’ll be back.

  • 5
    Western painted turtle

    Posted by libby klarer on Feb 9th 2022

    My new baby is here and is very well Secure packaging he came in was great heat packs vented so he stays warm no container but had a breathable bag. He isn’t scared at all which is great he’s up and moving all over getting to roam his new surroundings. He is very much what I wanted thank you!

  • 5
    Western painted & Midland turtles “yearling”

    Posted by Erwin on Jan 19th 2022

    Turtle arrived overnight delivery and was Packaged in a foam box to protect it from the environment with a heating pad. After a short acclimation both turtles immediately started eating. FYI…. They also followed up with an email asking if everything was satisfactory! Great Job “TurtleSourse”

  • 5
    Fast shipping and great customer service

    Posted by laquille brown on Jan 6th 2022

    I love my baby turtle, although the turtle is scared because he’s in a new environment and have to adapt to change. I would recommend them to anyone

  • 4
    Western Painted Turtle 3/4”

    Posted by Sheldon Wong on Dec 31st 2021

    Overall healthy turtle, he/she came slightly bigger than expected. I had selected no imperfections but the turtle’s shell came slightly imperfect on the top middle part and the bottom part. I’m not going to ship him/her back. As I am in NY and it’s winter time, It’s been almost a week, he’s been under a UV lamp and he’s still not eating the pellets that I purchased from TS. I was told this was normal. From my experience aquatic turtles generally are not picky eaters. I finally couldn’t wait any longer. I fed him frozen blood worms that I defrosted and right away he ate 2 full cubes! He still won’t touch the pellets though! I was planning on ordering a baby red foot tortoise from TS but now I’m unsure if I will do so…

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