Turtles are a cold-blooded species, according to Orilla Packet and Times. Being cold blooded means the creature has the ability to take on the temperature of their surroundings. More »

The difference between warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals involves the body temperature of the animal. Birds and mammals have warm blood and attempt to keep their internal parts at a set temperature. In a colder envir... More »

Some examples of cold blooded animals are snakes, fish, crocodiles, lizards, frogs and turtles. As a general rule, most amphibians, reptiles and fish are cold blooded. Cold blooded animals cannot maintain their body temp... More »

Turtles never come out of their shells. A turtle shell grows with the turtle, so there is no reason for a turtle to swap shells. If a turtle shell receives any damage, it can repair itself the same way as any other livin... More »

Turtles have backbones. According to Scholastic, turtles are reptiles, and all reptiles have backbones. A turtle's shell has upper and lower parts, the carapace and plastron, respectively, which are connected to the anim... More »

Turtles, including tortoises and terrapins, have varying life spans depending on the species. Some live only 10 to 25 years, while others live for over 150 years. The oldest recorded turtle is Harriet the Turtle, who die... More »

Turtles like to eat fish, jellyfish, carrion and plant material. Other things turtles like to eat are small aquatic animals, such as frogs and salamanders. Some eat worms, insects and crustaceans. A turtle such as the co... More »