According to Scholastic, turtles differ in their movements based on their terrain. On land, turtles walk on the tip of their toes and move quite slowly, but in water a turtle's smooth shell and webbed feet allow it to mo... More »

The average turtle can swim at speeds of 10 to 12 mph and walk at 3 to 4 mph. Sea turtles are faster in water, reaching maximum speeds of 20 mph, but they are very slow on land and must drag themselves along with their f... More »

Sea turtles are agile swimmers that move through the water using four flippers that function like rowing oars. On land, female sea turtles use their flippers to pull themselves across beach sand and dirt to dig nests for... More »

Yellow-bellied sliders grow from 5 to 12 inches when they are fully grown with males being smaller than females. They can live up to 30 years when they are provided with the right care in captivity. More »

A turtle's ears are flat against the head, but a turtle can hear as well as a cat. Turtles have the same inner ear mechanisms that other animals do, and they also have an auditory nerve and the brain center required for ... More »

As of 2015, the Kemp's ridley sea turtle is the most endangered with only around 1,000 nesting females left. Accurate population data does not exist for loggerheads, hawkbills, flatbacks, olive ridleys, green sea turtles... More »

Turtles eat foods that are readily available in their particular environment, some of which might include fish, bugs and vegetation, according to Because different types of turtles live in different environmen... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Turtles