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Western Painted Turtle

$49.95 - $79.95
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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 Turtle

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 29th 2021

    The turtle arrived on time, it was safe and healthy. The turtle was very active, and had a lot of energy.

  • 5
    Arrived alert and very active.

    Posted by Margaret Glancey on Dec 24th 2021

    I was very worried about the UPS shipping I was sure there would be head and shell trauma from the way packages are thrown about but all was well!

  • 5
    Western painted turtle

    Posted by Diane McGranahan on Nov 20th 2021

    Was very happy about how quickly my Grandson's arrived next day. He was so thrilled!!

  • 5

    Posted by Timothy Dennis on Nov 13th 2021

    Great shipping. Perfect turtles

  • 5
    Turtle Came Safe and Healthy!

    Posted by Noah Chojnacki on Oct 7th 2021

    I had read mixed reviews on the Turtle Source, but my experience with them was amazing. I got my turtle the next day, and they were extremely responsive over email and Instagram when I reached out to them with questions. My new turtle is awesome! Thanks will absolutely use the Turtle Source in the future!

  • 5
    Western Painted Turtle

    Posted by Rob Napolitano on Sep 3rd 2021

    Got the little guy exactly as promised. When I unboxed him, he was active, colorful, and very alert. Dropped him in the aquarium and he proceeded to immediately eat everything in sight. Super healthy little guy, obviously very high quality operation! Will do business again certainly.

  • 5
    Western painted turtle

    Posted by Tammy Parucki on Aug 30th 2021

    He's so cute. Doing well in his new tank. When he arrived was concerned because he was loose in the box. He was out of the cloth bag. But he is doing great. I'm so happy to have him. I named him "Happy". Thanks

  • 5
    Western painted turtles

    Posted by Mark on Jul 30th 2021

    Turtle source always ships great turtles.

  • 5
    Still kicking

    Posted by Lou Martinez on Jul 21st 2021

    I bought him last year on december he is still healthy active and beautiful he is a boy thank god cuz girls get big lol thx turtle source

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