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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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Wild turtles can be fed plants, fruits, insects or fish. Depending on what food sources were available to them in their wild habitats, some turtles may not be adapted to eating all of these foods. More »

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Turtles use low-pitched underwater vocalizations to communicate with each other. Scientists theorize that baby sea turtles in their eggs rely on vibrations to communicate and synchronize their hatching, improving their c... More »

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