Heat/Ice Packs Added as Needed for Free!


    Order by 3pm eastern and receive your order the next day


    7 Day Health Guarantee


    Encrypted site and payment data


    Business hour phone support and 24 hr. automated assistant

Western Painted Turtle

$54.95 - $249.00
(45) Write a Review
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 Turtle

    Posted by Brandon on Jul 2nd 2024

    Our painted turtle arrived on time and in great condition. Even though I selected "minor imperfection" I didn't notice anything deficient. He looks great and is loving his new home in our pond.

  • 4
    Beautiful turtle

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 8th 2024

    Healthy and friendly

  • 5
    Western paint turtle

    Posted by Don on Jun 6th 2024

    The turtle source was great experience very helpful and turtle arrived next day in perfect condition

  • 2
    Terrible Packing Methods

    Posted by Unknown on May 7th 2024

    The turtle listed on the website was the turtle that was delivered to me. The turtle arrived on time. However; the turtle was placed in the shipping box upside down before the box was sealed and the turtle was delivered to me. This may have contributed to the issues the turtle has had since I got him. He has been unable to submerge in the week that I've had him. He has been lethargic for the last 3 days and I expect him to die in a day or two.

  • 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.