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Turtles and Tortoises

Parent Category: Reptiles
Turtles and tortoises are part of the family, Testudines. Tortoises are diurnal and land-dwelling, while turtles spend most of their lives in the water. These two reptiles also have other cousins named terrapins. They can live up to 300 years, but sadly are the most highly endangered species. Unfortunately, they are poached excessively for use of food, cosmetics, and medicine.
If I were you I would want to call and ask the vet if you need to  do something different.   If not then I would just feed it a LITTLE more not a lot just a  little because you don't want it to get overweight, you just want  to make it bigger.   Also, look up your breed of turtle and find...
You can feed them:   Crickets (alive or dead)   Mealworms (alive or dead)   Turtle pellets   krill   shrimp   small fish (for bigger turtles)     All of these can be found at most pet stores like PetSmart or Petco.   These are just some of the things you can feed them...
Red Ear Sliders are not "bottom walkers" so it won't stay on the  bottom. They love swimming, and can get quite large so a lot of  swimming space is needed. They also absolutely NEED to bask to  prevent shell rot and other not so nice medical conditions,  including not digesting their food and...
ANSWER Fish is the primary diet, but anything that can be eaten is fair game. Most enjoy different types of fish, veggies, and the like. snapping turtles are omnivores. they eat celery,baby chickens,lettuce,worms
No; they are semi aquatic. They need a floating log AND a land  area. If they don't have both, they can die. so the answer is no
The animals were the creators. They actually created the earth and saved the woman. the left-handed and right-handed brothers were God and Satan. one was evil and one was pure and good, angel-like.
Yes they can, just make sure not to overfeed it with leafy greens  such as parsley, cabbage, spinach, kale, etc.
As you have indicated, the tortoise moves 0.2mph, which is equal to  one fifth of a mile in one hour. One mile will be traveled by the  tortoise in five hours. Half a day is 12 hours, so 0.2 x 12 = 2.4  miles.    A tortoise, traveling at 0.2 mph would travel 2.4 miles in half a  day.
need water to drink and swim. lots of green plants and sometimes  sandy
     TurtleMass0.046                                     0.046 kg (Leatherback sea turtle, Newborn)                     0.095 - 0.16 kg (Homopus signatus, Adult)       ...
Miniature turtle? That doesn't really tell us anything about the  species...there is no such type of turtle as a "miniature turtle".  Turtle species all have very unique needs. My advice is to find a  reptile forum and ask your questions there, and perhaps include  photos so that you may...
They will go to sleep at night by themselves, if you make it dark enough. You just turn the aquarium's UV lamp off, and dim the lights in the room, and in a little while the turtles will go to sleep.
Yes they normally like other tortoises company
whatkind of turtle? 
 Claws and Jaws   The giant tortoise boasts five front claws and four claws on the  back. They help the tortoise navigate through sometimes rugged  terrain. When walking, the front limbs and claws usually appear to  be turned inward facing one another. Complementing his primarily ...
the average life span is 15-20 years
Spiny softshells primarly live in rivers, but they have been seen  in large lakes. They typically prefer river bottoms with sand/mud  bottoms with lots of gravel because they spend much of their time  hiding in the gravel, stalking prey or staying out of sight of  other predators. You also might...
Box turtles, land tortoises, and any aquatic turtles have the  ability to put their legs, arms, and head in side of their shell.  The shell is the turtles protector/house if someone threw a turtle  it would go into its shell and the shell would hopefully protect it  from the hard ground. Most...
soup and many other things
This depends on what type of sea turtle you're talking about. Green  sea turtles reach about 78 to 112 cm (31-44 in.) and 68 to 186 kg  (150-410 lb.), while leatherbacks reach about 1.2 to 1.9 m (3.9-6.2  ft.) and 200 to 506 kg (441-1,116 lb.).    Green Sea Turtles have green flesh. The...
This is something that needs pictures and more information. Do you  have a basking spot for your turtle? Why species of turtle is it?  How much water does it live in? Does your water have a lot  chlorine? How old is it? Is it an albino turtle? Is your turtle  wheezing or have mucus coming out of...
The flatback sea turtle is a sea turtle endemic to the continental  shelf of Australia.
  Durine the spring and summer.
they have photocells in their eyes that allow to distinguish colorswith a certain frequency that commonly have the plants from whichthey feed. Some artificial objects also have this frequency and areoften confused.
for sea turtles, plastic bags.When sea turtles find plastic bags, they assume that it's their favorite food, jellyfish. They can get strangled by these bags.DON'T LITTER!
There are different types of sea turtles. A snapping turtle is one. Another example would be a leatherback turtle.
Spawning occurs from April to November with a peak during the  summer months, and is influenced by the lunar cycle. Individual  snappers may spawn multiple times during the course of the  reproductive season. Gray snapper spawn in aggregations during the  times surrounding the full moon. The...
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That really depends on the type of sea turtle. I know that the Loggerhead Sea Turtle spends it's early life relatively close to shore until they are matured and then they move farther out. When they are at their adult stage they live at the bottom and occasionally come to the top. Females of course...
Their protection adaptations would include; Jaw Defense, Beak  Defense, and Lack of Shell Defense.
Most animals move toward food and away from discomfort. Why do you move? It's probably the same answer.
Around 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit is good.   Hope this helps :]
It is not recommended to "play" with your RES. You can and should  handle them, but not frequently and not for long periods of time.  If you want to bond with it, you can take it out of its tank and  let it walk around in the grass, but this can lead to all sorts of  problems and should be done...
If the tank is large enough and the turtles are compatible. If  there is aggression, separate immediately. The general rule of  thumb is 10 gallons of water for every inch of shell. So, if you  have two 4 inch turtles, you need at least 80 gallons of water.   Bottom walking turtles don't need...
Turtles that live in the sea face challenges that are very  different from terrestrial turtles, they have adaptations that  allow them to swim, breathe, and find their way during long dives  or lengthy swims across the ocean:      Sea turtles are  strong swimmers. The cruising speed for...
well you can buy them with face-book credits, let some one send you it, or someone just puts one up for adoption, there's many ways though.
When they get horny
There are two ways, you can tell visually by seeing if there is any  sign of wrinkles on the shell, and if you cant tell visually, then  just lightly poke the shell. If it gives way a little bit, you know  it has a soft shell.
Around 100. A lot. Sea turtles lay about 20 and then they go back  to the sea and come back and lay more.
Its expensive to raise any turtle really but I got some and its like a 20 gallon tank you put in some rocks like it were a fish and move them to one end and then put in water make it so it can get into water and get out get an UV spectrum-light because they need sunlight and this will help and get a...
they swim around in the waterthey rob it
Besides the free movies for classroom use, there is the Audubon video called Sea Turtles: Ancient Nomads
Not at all! They can hatch anytime depending on when they are  ready.
They usually eat bloodworms, mealworms, spinach and lettuce. I hope  this helps!
 Green turtles - 6 clutches of 115 eggs every 4-6 years   Loggerhead turtles 4 clutches of 120 eggs every 3-5 years   Leatherback turtles - up to 10 clutches of 100 eggs every 3-5 years   Olive ridley & Kemps ridley 2-3 clutches of ~90 eggs every 2  years   Hawksbill turtles 4...
Sadly they do. Their beautiful shells like to be used for many  reasons.
Fairly easy though they are very dirty if you are thinking of one  as a pet. They grow very fast and can get pretty good sized take up  a lot of room. And I know that it is illegal to own them as pets in  the state where they are native in the wild so be sure that they  are even legal as pets in...
through their nose
Turtle eggs look almost like a ping pong ball. The only thing is that they are a rubber feeling if ou were to touch them. The only time bio techs takes the eggs is when they did not hatch.
Yeah. I found one on my driveway after a flood and made him my pet.
YES they are fragile.
How do sea turtles protect themselves? The most obvious answer to  this question is prominently displayed upon their backs. The hard,  bony external shell, called a carapace, not only indicates the  relative age and species of sea turtles; it also functions as a  natural suit of armor.   ...
If it became extinct, then there would be more of the species of  food it ate, and it won't be balanced.
One advantage is that their muscles are stronger than human muscles; therefore they are born with the ability to swim. One disadvantage is they are colorblind.
They carry aids, so use protection!
Depends on the species and sex of the turtle.
That would be the 'Dermochelys pokemonus'. More commonly referred to as the Blastoise Turtle.I cannot answer the question above but I can unanswer it by saying the above answer is a joke. There is no such species as pokemonus in the genus Dermochelys, except maybe in the game of Pokemon. The only...
  I live in NJ and Snakes cost $80.00. I think that's very expensive. If you are lucky enough to go to a reptile show, you may be able to get ball pythons for $15. I want to go to a reptile show soo bad for ball pythons.
Known for being big...and is the fourth heaviest modern reptile  (specific name-Dermochelys coriacea)
Usually leaves, woody plant stems, and vegetation around them.
  Well their incubation or gestation is about 3-6 months. As far as I now!!!!!
Sea turtles live in the ocean, near the Pacific or very near Bermuda if you know where that is
  no no no no no no no no they will drownd right when they hit water u should give you turtle sand to lay them in please
Local knowledge in South West Mexico says 28 days from laying to hatching. I'll update soon as I have 2 eggs growing in a drawer of sand at the moment - I rescued them from a raided nest 18 days ago. w.cosic@gmail.com
somewhere warm and in the ocean!
Turtles do have a backbone; they are vertebrates. The turtle's  backbone is partially fused to the shell, as are the bones of the  rib cage.
  They have a hard shell, a slow metabolic rate, and modified forelimbs.
Every turtle has a different shell, bumpier, smoother, or lighter.
The leatherback sea turtle is a sea turtle, which is classified as a reptile.
Yes, snapping turtles do not care for their young after they are  hatched. They are left to fend for themselves.
because they are not reuseable like that
A terrapin is a carnivore and a tortoise is a vegetarian.
yes they do
Large western painted turtles rarely exceed 8 inches in length, and  southern painted turtles are not normally larger than 6 inches.  Eastern and midland painted turtles are in between, maxing out at  around 7 inches. Males do not usually get quite as big as females,  but their size difference...
They can take up space, eat food, get rid of waste, walk slowly, and swim.
Sea turtles hatch from eggs.The female comes ashore, digs a hole in the sand and lays her eggs there. She then covers them back up and returns to the sea. When the eggs hatch, they dig themselves out of the sand and head for the water.
I'm assuming you mean humans since you said "who" and not "what".  Mud and musk turtles are endangered mostly by capturing them from  the wild. They are nocturnal, so you're generally not going to run  into one during the day. If there is one out of the water during  the day, dangers include...
Turtles... They are types of turtles. 
Normal all except 2-3.
Yes, the sea turtles have enemies. One of there biggest is the  Tiger Shark. Others include Fishes, dogs, seabirds, raccoon's and  ghost crabs which are known to eat the sea turtles eggs and baby  turtles.
They will travel long distances, even across oceans, to return to  their preferred breeding site. In the nesting season females  emerge onto warm beaches around the world to lay their eggs. ... A  few weeks after mating, a female green sea turtle arrives on  the beach and digs a hole in the...
they have ear slits.
The loggerhead reaches sexual maturity within 17-33 yearsand has a lifespan of 47-67 years. The loggerhead seaturtle is omnivorous, feeding mainly on bottom-dwellinginvertebrates. Its large and powerful jaws serve as an effectivetool for dismantling its prey.
Because the sun's heat is needed for the development of the eggs. In some colder areas the hatchling turtles often do not leave the nest until the following spring, even though they may have hatched in late summer the previous year.