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How does a turtles shell grow?

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Answered 2008-02-19 16:27:44

no because it needs time to form

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How do turtles grow in their shell?

A turtle's shell grows as it grows.

Do turtles get out of the shell?

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Does the turtle grow with the shell?

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Do turtles grow out of its shell at certain ages?

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Is cricket a good food for turtles to grow?

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Do turtles change their shell?

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How big does snaping turtles grow?

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Do turtles have a bottom shell?

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Do turtles shells grow?

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Why do turtles have a shell?

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Do turtles sleep completely inside their shell?

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Do turtles die without their shell?

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What could cause a turtle's shell to peel?

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What helps the turtle to get in their shell?

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Do other turtles bite other turtles shell?

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How do sea turtles shell stay on there back?

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