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 »

There is no such thing as a turtle without a shell. The shell is a necessary part of anatomy that forms a protective barrier for the turtle's internal organs, since the turtle lacks independent bone structure on its abdo... More »

Preserving a turtle shell requires at least a week's worth of time, some elbow grease and a clear polyurethane sealer. It is also important to make sure it is legal to own a turtle shell. More »

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 »

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 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 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 »