Can a painted turtle live on dry land?
yes and no because they preffer the sea more than dryland but to have their babies they will go on dry and the babie have to make it to the sea before anything happens (their mother leaves them before they are born).their mother goes back in the water after laying her babies and then she doesnt come back.
Some turtles live mainly on land, and others live mainly in the water. The ones that live mainly in the water are called aquatic turtles. Although aquatic turtles spend most of their time in the water, they must go onto dry land a few times a day to dry off their shells. If they do not dry off their shells periodically, the shells grow mold and fungus and become infected.
Yes and no. Yes, because their shells are attached to their bodies(the shell is partly made up by the turtle's backbone), and if it were removed, the turtle would die. However, the turtles do not use their shells as shelter. There are several different habitats for turtles, depending on what type they are. For example, the snapping turtle and the painted turtle both like aquatic environments. The box turtle likes a more dry environment, and…