Musk turtles are a type of freshwater turtle that is native to North America. They are a small to medium sized turtle with a dark brown or black shell. The name “musk turtle” comes from the musky odor that they produce.
Musk turtles are omnivores, which means that they eat both plants and animals. Their diet consists of insects, worms, snails, fish, and other small aquatic animals. They will also eat aquatic plants and algae.
It is important to provide a variety of food items in order to maintain a healthy diet for your musk turtle. A diet that is too high in protein can lead to health problems such as obesity and liver disease. It is also important to offer a calcium supplement, as musk turtles need calcium for strong bones and shell.