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Turtles are not classified as amphibians. Turtles are classified as reptiles like tortoises, snakes, lizards and alligators. A few common amphibians include frogs, newts, toads and salamanders. More »

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Two things that reptiles and amphibians have in common is that they both have a backbone and they both are primarily cold-blooded animals. The leatherback sea turtle, which is a reptile, is an exception to the cold-blood... More »

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Although turtles are mostly aquatic, they are indeed reptiles and not amphibians. Reptiles have a number of traits that distinguish them from amphibians, most of which make them better adapted to life on land. Modern tur... More »

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Softshell turtles are mostly carnivorous and commonly consume insects, molluscs, fish, crustaceans and amphibians, although a few species also eat plants or algae. They catch their food without the benefit of the sharp b... More »

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Turtle reproduction process begins a couple of weeks before the nesting season. Two or more males may court a female at the same time. They copulate in the water; a few weeks later, the female emerges onto a beach at nig... More »

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The term “miniature turtle” is incorrectly applied to hatchling turtles sold in the pet trade. The turtles are not miniature in any way; they are simply young. When provided with proper care, the small turtles eventually... More »

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Terrestrial turtles, called tortoises, live on all continents except for Australia and Antarctica and inhabit many islands. Tortoises are found in a wide array of environments, including deserts and tropical rain forests... More »

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