https://www.quora.com/Can-a-tortoise-technically-live-without-its-shell

The shell is not something that the tortoise grows on the outside, or lives inside of . It's a part of the tortoises body. The ribs are fully fused with ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU0M4mimCeQ

Aug 18, 2014 ... 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.

https://sciencetrends.com/are-there-turtles-without-a-shell/

Nov 29, 2018 ... Perhaps you are wondering if turtles without shells exist. ... sea turtle is the speckled padloper tortoise, weighing only about 140 g or 4.9 ounces ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_shell

The turtle shell is a highly complicated shield for the ventral and dorsal parts of turtles, tortoises ..... and other organs. Without treatment, this will lead to death.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-45302869/can-a-turtle-live-without-its-shell

Aug 24, 2018 ... Scientists have found evidence that confirms turtles once lived without shells.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/56805/16-fun-facts-about-tortoises

May 23, 2014 ... Tortoises have stubby, elephant-like feet and heavier, domed shells. .... And it's not uncommon for females to lay eggs, even without a mate to ...

http://turtletanksetup.com/turtle-without-a-shell/

Nov 18, 2013 ... If the turtle was without the hardness of the shell.. what would it look like under it? .... I have always loved the Galapagos giant tortoise. They just ...

https://www.thesprucepets.com/turtle-and-tortoise-shells-1239381

Learn what a healthy turtle or tortoise shell should look and feel like as well as the diseases and problems that may affect them.

https://www.dummies.com/pets/reptiles/understanding-turtles-and-tortoises/

Tortoises also usually have hard shells, often with high domes, to help protect ... tough, and after the hinge is shut, you can't open it without harming the turtle.

https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2013/02/01/how-did-a-tortoise-survive-30-years-in-a-box/

Feb 1, 2013 ... One giant tortoise named Adwaita is said to have lived 255 years in the ... Like snakes, turtles are able to go for long periods without eating.