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www.quora.com/Can-you-remove-a-turtle-from-its-shell...

The shell is part of the turtle. If the shell gets cut the turtle bleeds. Imagine your skin, a turtle shell is not much different. The shell is just a hard exterior. To be honest a human could likely live longer without their skin than a turtle could without their shell.

www.thesuperfins.com/can-turtles-leave-their-shell

Walking away from their shell would be akin to a car driving down the street without its windows, doors, and frame or a bird flying through the air without its spine and ribs. SHELL ANATOMY Turtle shells are made up of two conjoined parts, the carapace on top and the plastron on the bottom. The scales on a shell are called scutes. Most turtles ...

animals.howstuffworks.com/reptiles/turtle-shell.htm

The shape of a turtle shell depends on the species and the turtle's habitat. Most land-dwelling turtles have high-domed shells, which help protect them from the jaws of predators, while most aquatic turtles have a more streamlined, flat shell that lets them glide through water.

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No, a turtle cannot leave it's shell. It is attached to the inside of the shell. ... It's a myth that turtles can come out of their shells or that turtles shed their shells when they get bigger ...

www.turtlepuddle.org/kidspage/questions.html

Q. Can turtles take off their shells? A. No: The turtle's outer shell is made of a thin layer of keratin, like your fingernails. But underneath that layer, there is a layer of bony plates that give the shell its shape. The ribs and vertebrae (backbones) are part of the shell too. So removing the shell would remove part of the skeleton of the ...

www.tortoiseowner.com/can-tortoises-turtles-live-without...

The answer is no, tortoises and turtles cannot live without their shells. The shell is not something they can simply slip on and off like changing a shirt. It's fused to the animal's bones. In fact, the shell of a tortoise or turtle has nerve endings, which means it can feel you touching it and it hurts when the shell is damaged.

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Turtle without a Shell?? What do you think? This turtle has no shell and still alive, I don't know if it's okey for turtles for having no shell. It just looks wierd for me and It can't be called ...

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Why can't turtles leave and return to their shell? A. It is a requirement for reproduction. B. The shell is fused to the vertebrae, ribs, and collarbone of the turtle's skeleton. C. The shell serves as an exoskeleton because the turtle does not have an internal skeleton. D. Turtles are ectothermic. E. They would be too vulnerable to predators.

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Start studying Avb reptile. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. ... Tortoises dome shaped shell, turtles streamlined disk shaped shell. Two parts of shell. Carapace-dorsal Plastron- central. How many bones internal part of turtles. 80. Why can't turtles leave their shells. Vertebrae and ribs are ...