Here you will find almost anything about turtles like...

What do turtles eat?

Turtles eat many things they need food to survive and to keep moving- Some things that turtles eat are...

Have you ever wanted to know why turtles are so slow? Well i have answers!

The main reason why turtles are sooo slow is because they carry their home everywhere they go and to be more accurate their shell

How do turtles cool off on hot days?

Turtles cool of by either finding shade OR water!

Turtles have lots of germs and that makes lots of people sick OR ill. To prevent this from happening before you touch a turtle you want to wash your hands good

Here you will find almost anything about turtles like...

What do turtles eat?

Turtles eat many things they need food to survive and to keep moving- Some things that turtles eat are...

Have you ever wanted to know why turtles are so slow? Well i have answers!

The main reason why turtles are sooo slow is because they carry their home everywhere they go and to be more accurate their shell

How do turtles cool off on hot days?

Turtles cool of by either finding shade OR water!

Turtles have lots of germs and that makes lots of people sick OR ill. To prevent this from happening before you touch a turtle you want to wash your hands good

Here you will find almost anything about turtles like...

What do turtles eat?

Turtles eat many things they need food to survive and to keep moving- Some things that turtles eat are...

Have you ever wanted to know why turtles are so slow? Well i have answers!

The main reason why turtles are sooo slow is because they carry their home everywhere they go and to be more accurate their shell

How do turtles cool off on hot days?

Turtles cool of by either finding shade OR water!

Turtles have lots of germs and that makes lots of people sick OR ill. To prevent this from happening before you touch a turtle you want to wash your hands good

How long do turtles live for?

Turtles live for a very very very long times so sometimes if you have a turtle as a pet it could get difficult. Turtles live up to at least 40-100 YEARS! and some live even longer like the oldest turtle ever found by scientist was 129 years OLD!

Where do turtles live?

The 280 living turtle species exhibit remarkable diversity, and they have colonized most available habitats. Some species live in deserts, while others live in rainforests, temperate forests, grasslands, lakes, ponds, rivers, swamps and coral reefs. Some turtles, particularly the wide-ranging sea turtles, have huge ranges that span thousands of miles. By contrast, some species inhabit only a small geographic area or a particular body of water. Some of the areas with extraordinary diversity include the rivers, lakes and streams of the southeastern United States, the rainforests of Southeast Asia, central Africa and the Amazon basin. The Galapagos Islands are home to the largest terrestrial species, Chelonoidis nigra, while southern Africa is home to the smallest species, Homopus signatus. Turtles may eat plants, animals or both. While most have relatively flexible diets and will concentrate on abundant prey, some turtles and tortoises specialize on a particular type of prey. For example, snapping turtles may consume ducks, plants, birds, snakes, fish, insects or other turtles, while the hawksbill turtle primarily consumes immobile animals called sponges.

Turtles that live on land

Well... ya i know this is not very much but anyway... turtles that live on land are not as good as turtles that live in water because turtles that live in water have different body parts to help them swim

Types of land turtles

There are over 280 DIFFERENT types of land turtles such as..

such as....Indian Tent Turtle Indian Tent Turtle Mud Turtle Mud Turtle Painted Turtle Painted Turtle Spotted Turtle Spotted Turtle Western Painted Turtles Western Painted Turtle Yellow Bellied Turtle Bog Turtle Eastern Box Turtle Wood Turtle Matamata Turtle Asian Box Turtle Florida Softshell Turtle Smooth Softshell Turtle Ornate Wood Turtle Central American Wood Turtle Pink Belly Sideneck Turtle

sea turtles

There are only 7 types of sea turtles such as...

green, loggerhead, Kemp's ridley, olive ridley, hawksbill, flatback, and leatherback.

How do turtles protect themselves?

Turtles protect themselves by their shell, Turtles shell are just like the bones we have in us. Without their shells they would not have a home or a way to protect them from enemies

Facts about sea turtles

loosely related to other reptiles including snakes, crocodiles, and lizards. All reptiles have a three chambered heart and scaly skin in common. They live all over the world with some preferring the tropical waters and others prefer to be where it is cooler. They are found in oceans, lagoons, and bays where they generally stick very close to the shore line. Some of the larger sea turtles though are great divers and they will venture out to the open sea in search of food. While most types of sea turtles migrate, not al of them do. Those that do take part in it for breeding and to find food can travel several miles to reach their destination. Most of them will return to the place of their own birth for such activities to take place. The mating takes place in the water so there remains plenty we don’t know about it. All sea turtles lay eggs and will dig for nests to deposit them on land.  They can offer hundreds of eggs at a time.

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Land turtle facts

Turtles are reptiles of the order Chelonii or Testudines and are characterised by a special bony shell which is developed from their ribs and acts as a shield against predators. Turtles date back around 220 million years making it one of the oldest reptile groups, older than lizards, snakes or crocodiles. There are 327 known species of turtle alive today and many of them are an endangered species. Read the fact file below for more information on this remarkable animal.

here are some pictures of sea turtles

The eastern box turtle

What do eastern box turtles eat?

the eastern box turtle eats many things such as... earthworms, snails, grubs, beetles, caterpillars, carrion, grasses, fallen fruit, berries, mushrooms and flowers

Where is the eastern box turtle found?

The eastern box turtle lives in the eastern United States, from eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to the Atlantic Ocean. They are found all the way from southern Florida in the south to southern Main and the southern and eastern parts of the Michigan Upper Peninsula in the north. They are present in the Great Lakes region, but they are rare there and typically limited to areas far away from busy roads. In the southern parts of their range, eastern box turtles are found up to 6,000 feet in elevation. In the north where the climate is colder, this subspecies is normally limited to regions below 1,000 feet above sea level. The eastern box turtle is the official state reptile of both North Carolina and Tennessee.“The turtle watches undisturbed as countless generations of faster ‘hares’ run by to quick oblivion, and is thus a model of patience for mankind, and a symbol of our State’s unrelenting pursuit of great and lofty goals.” /North Carolina Secretary of State Pennsylvania almost made the eastern box turtle their official state reptile. The suggestion made it through one house of the legislature, but failed to win a final naming in 2009. source is http://www.boxturtles.com/eastern-box-turtle/

Easter box turtle habitat

Eastern Box Turtle – Terrapene carolina carolina Eastern box turtle - Picture by Matt Reinbold Eastern box turtle – Picture by Matt Reinbold The eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) is a subspecies within the species Terrapene carolina. It is called eastern box turtle since it is native to the eastern parts of the United States. Distribution The eastern box turtle lives in the eastern United States, from eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to the Atlantic Ocean. They are found all the way from southern Florida in the south to southern Main and the southern and eastern parts of the Michigan Upper Peninsula in the north. They are present in the Great Lakes region, but they are rare there and typically limited to areas far away from busy roads. In the southern parts of their range, eastern box turtles are found up to 6,000 feet in elevation. In the north where the climate is colder, this subspecies is normally limited to regions below 1,000 feet above sea level. The eastern box turtle is the official state reptile of both North Carolina and Tennessee.“The turtle watches undisturbed as countless generations of faster ‘hares’ run by to quick oblivion, and is thus a model of patience for mankind, and a symbol of our State’s unrelenting pursuit of great and lofty goals.” /North Carolina Secretary of State Pennsylvania almost made the eastern box turtle their official state reptile. The suggestion made it through one house of the legislature, but failed to win a final naming in 2009. Eastern Box Turtle Habitat Eastern box turtles prefer deciduous forests and mixed forests. (A deciduous forest have trees and shrubs that shed their leaves seasonally, while a mixed forest have evergreen trees as well, such as evergreen firs and pine trees.) The eastern box turtle is known to appreciate a moderately moist forest floor with good drainage. Bottomland forest seems to be more popular than ridges and hillsides. Sometimes eastern box turtles are encountered in non-forested areas, such as grasslands and pastures. Just as in the forests, the turtles want the floor to be moderately moist in these environments and seek out areas with wet leaves or wet dirt. When the weather is warm, eastern box turtles cool off by bathing in puddles and shallow streams. They can also submerge themselves in mud, sometimes for days at a time, to avoid the heat. source is http://www.boxturtles.com/eastern-box-turtle/

The body of the eastern box turtle

Eastern box turtles are normally around 4.5-6 inches long, but specimens over 7 inches do occur. The carapace is high and dome-shaped, with a hinged plastron that makes it possible for the turtle to completely close the carapace. This ability to completely close the shell is found on all box turtles. The coloration varies, but the carapace of an eastern box turtle is usually brownish or black and adorned with a yellowish to orange radiating pattern of lines, blotches and dots. The coloration and pattern of the carapace (and the skin) makes it easy for the eastern box turtle to stay hidden among fallen leaves. The exact skin color varies from turtle to turtle, but the skin is usually brown or black and decorated with spots or streaks of yellow, orange, red and/or white. In certain isolated populations, male turtles may sport blue patches on their cheeks, throat and front legs.

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