Can a turtle take off their shell?
This may sound like a simple question, right? When it gets hot outside, we take off our jackets. We know that arthropods like insects and spiders can molt their exoskeleton when it’s time to grow. Insects Vs Spiders. Maybe you’ve even heard of hermit crabs moving into larger shells as their bodies continue to grow….
Turtles vs. Tortoises
Does it have a shell? Is it a reptile? Well then it’s gotta be turtle…or is it a tortoise? Turtles and tortoises belong to an order of animals called Testudines, or sometimes referred to as Chelonians. Chelonian is a broader order that also includes extinct turtles. Even though they might look pretty similar, there are…
Giant Turtles & Tortoises
Turtles and tortoises are very gentle and peaceful animals that I find to be very pleasant to watch as they roam around and explore the ground for edible matter. Turtles and tortoises both have shells, and they use those shells for protection from predators and protection from other turtles and tortoises. These shells are hard,…