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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 Turtles Feel Their Shell?

Most people would agree that the shell is the most unique component of a turtle’s body. As such, many questions we are 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 […]

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Why Is My Turtle Aggressive? The Startling Truth!

If your turtle is behaving aggressively towards you it is most likely because it is either stressed or afraid. On the other hand, if you have a turtle acting aggressively towards other turtles, it is generally because of one of the following; cramped habitat space, competition over food, or a basking area, a mating ritual, or due to their aggressive nature.

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