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Pig-Nose Turtle: Carettochelyidae - Diet

eat turtles called plants

Pig-nose turtles will eat just about anything they can find. They seem to prefer plants; they especially like figs and other fruits that drop from trees along the shoreline, but they will eat leaves, flowers, underwater plants, and the tiny plantlike growths called algae (AL-jee). They will also eat hard cones that require a solid bite to break open. They are not strict plant eaters, however. If the turtles find the wormlike young form of an insect, called a "grub"; a beetle; or an ant, they will eat those too. They will even partake of freshwater snails or other mollusks, crustaceans (krus-TAY-shuns) such as shrimp, or even dead mammals or birds.

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almost 7 years ago

thats a wonderful