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Where Do Turtles Go in the Winter

Where Do Turtles Go in the Winter?

As amphibians, turtles are one of the few species of vertebrates that are able to survive on both land and water. I get asked many questions about this topic, such as how turtles swim or  how turtles breathe underwater. One question I am frequently asked is what do turtles do in the winter? Do they […]

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How Hard Is A Turtle Shell

How Hard Is A Turtle Shell?

A turtle’s shell is one of the more unique evolutionary traits when it comes to reptiles. Formed over millions of years, the shell provides an excellent defense mechanism against predators. Since turtles generally lack speed and agility, their shells are a very important defense mechanism that keeps them alive. In today’s article, we are going […]

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can a turtle live without its shell

Can A Turtle Live Without a Shell: The Truth

By far, the most distinguishable part of a turtle is their shell. A turtle’s shell is classified into two regions. The carapace (which is the top part of the shell which is most visible), and the plastron (the bottom part of the shell which is underneath the turtle’s body). These two regions are connected to […]

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can a turtle feel their shell

Can Turtles Feel Their Shell?

Most people would agree that the shell is the most unique component of a turtle’s body. The majority of questions asked by our readers have to do with the shell and its origin and function. In today’s article, we are going to discuss if turtles can feel their shell, as well as how turtles came […]

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