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Western Painted Turtle

$54.95 - $249.00
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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 Turtle

    Posted by Parke on Jun 13th 2023

    He arrived the day after I ordered. He looked happy and healthy! Thank you!

  • 5
    2 wonderful turtles

    Posted by Megan on Jun 9th 2023

    We received our 2 Western Painted yearlings yesterday and they are doing great! Acclimating to our pond and eating well. They come to the surface and are friendly! We are enjoying them and they are beautiful with very vibrant colors.

  • 4
    My male is very active. Loves to eat and sleep on my plants.

    Posted by Chris on Jun 1st 2023

    So far so good.

  • 5
    Very helpful. Response was prompt. Turtles were exactly as advertised and arrived quickly and in great health. ?

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 26th 2023

    Great supplier.

  • 5
    Painted turtle

    Posted by Brandan Griffith on Mar 1st 2023

    She was beautiful but a little cold when I got her

  • 5
    Western Painted Turtles

    Posted by John on Jan 19th 2023

    So far they are very energetic and the color on them is amazing. So happy with these little guys

  • 5
    Western painted turtle

    Posted by William Edwards on Dec 3rd 2022

    The turtle ( Bob Ross) is what my daughter named him because he is a painted turtle, arrived healthy and is doing well. I will be ordering an Eastern painted turtle soon.

  • 5
    Western Painted

    Posted by Michael on Oct 12th 2022

    Arrived healthy, active and perfect. Thank you!

  • 5
    Very friendly turtle

    Posted by Jeff McBride on Aug 11th 2022

    The turtle loves to be held. Is not skittish.