The top of a tortoise shell is called a carapace!
To protect the tortoise.
a turtle is a reptile with a shell . So is a Tortoise ! A tortoise is also a reptile with a shell !
A tortoise has a shell for protection and it lives in it while it travels looking for a mate.
His shell breaks when he has to jump to his home from up in the sky
you draw the tortoise and then rub out its body
It is in the clock and it is the shell of a turtle
Well, think of it as an egg shell, the shell is hard and water proof! And if a predator comes, all the tortoise has to do is retract into its shell, the predator can't get to it.
That's why I asked you
Their shell (carapace) into which the tortoise withdraws as much as possible.
A tortoise goes about its life looking after its shell and the battering ram is covered with a shell/roof.
NO! The shell is fused to the tortoises body.
The upper part of the shell is the carapace.
look in the shell
it has a soft shell
A tortoise shells size depends on how big the tortoise is, it's age and its breed.
The shell of a tortoise is similar to the human rib cage. To be precise, the human rib cage has spaces between them which seperates 1 rib from the other. For a tortoise the ribs are merged together forming a conch aka shell. Hence if you ever tap hard on the shell of a tortoise a few times, you will see immediate movement in the form of the tortoise trying to run away from you. Hence if the shell of the Tortoise breaks it results in immediate death of the tortoise . Hence one should never try and remove the shell of the tortoise. Incase the shell cracks , immediately take your tortoise to a pet doc. Also bandage the crack like you would to a human wound. Ensure that the bandage is firm so as to hold the shell together.