Turtles and Tortoises

Do turtles have ears?

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2018-03-28 07:35:08

yes. internal. they have small holes on outside. Like birds.

They're certainly not deaf.

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Turtles don't have any "outer ear," the part that sticks out from

your head, but they have all the "inner ear" mechanisms that other

animals do. They also have the auditory nerve and brain center

required for hearing. The outer ear gathers sound vibrations to

make them louder. So turtles do not hear airborne sounds as loudly

as you do, but they can sense and interpret vibrations in the

environment. Hearing probably isn't very important to a turtle

though, because their senses of vision and smell are excellent. The

brain center for hearing is quite small by comparison.


turtles have 3 ears 2 internal on there head and one on the


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