Do you Know What Snapping Turtles Eat?

On the surface, snapping turtles would appear to eat just about anything placed in front of them, but there’s a little more sophistication to their habits than that initial perception would suggest.


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While a snapping turtle in a pond may eat anything that comes its way, that’s not a practical choice for snapping turtles in captivity. In captivity, turtles should only eat two to three times a week.

What Do Snapping Turtles Eat in Captivity vs in the Wild?

As ambush predators, adult snapping turtles will bury themselves almost entirely in the sand and simply wait for prey to come along. They have an appealing — if unusual — lure as well.

How Do Snapping Turtles Hunt For Food?

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