What do you know about Turtle, Tortoise and Terrapin?

What do you know about Turtle, Tortoise and Terrapin_

Turtle, tortoise and terrapins looks almost the same physically. Apart from that, what do we know about these amazing creatures?

Let’s do a comparison between them. This will help us know both their similarities and differences.

Turtle
Turtle
Tortoise
Tortoise
Terrapin
Terrapin

Comparison table for Turtle, Tortoise and Terrapin

Turtle Tortoise Terrapin
Habitat

§  They are mainly found in the sea and oceans.

§  They lay their eggs on the shores.

Habitat

§  They are mainly found on the land.

§  They are mostly found in hot and dry areas.

Habitat

§  Just like the turtles, they live in water.

§  They are found in freshwater bodies.

Physical appearance

§  Their shell is much flatter and looks oval.

§  They have flappy feet.

Physical appearance

§  Their shell shape is somehow circular.

§  They have elephant-like feet.

Physical appearance

§  Unlike the turtle, their feet resembles those of the tortoise.

§  Their shells are flat and streamlined.

Diet

§  They are omnivores.

Diet

§  They are vegetarians.

Diet

§  They are omnivores.

Uniqueness

§  They have large upper eyelids that protect their eyes.

§  They do not have an external ear opening.

§  They will dig into mud during cold seasons and go into a torpor state.

§  Their life span ranges between 10-80 years

Uniqueness

§  They can retract their head under their shell.

§  They have been known to live for more than 150 years.

§  They are believed to have good luck.

Uniqueness

§  They have large upper eyelids that protect their eyes.

§  They do not have an external ear opening.

§  They are usually smaller than turtles.

 

What are some of the Similarities between Turtle, Tortoise and Terrapin?

  1. They are reptiles and belong to the order, Testudinidae.
  2. They are all ectothermic hence their body temperature is based on the temperature of the air or water around them.
  3. All three lay eggs.
  4. They breathe air through their nostrils.
  5. They have scales.
  6. They have shells.
  7. They build nesting burrows and lay eggs.

Did you know that turtle, tortoise and terrapins can be kept like pets?

Yes, they can be kept as pets. But they need a lot of attention and care considerations. If you are animal lover and willing to go an extra mile to ensure comfort to your pets. You can try out these amazing animals.

Things to note if you consider petting Turtle, tortoise and terrapins.

Continue reading here.

Published by Cheche Winnie

Article Writer and Blogger I am blogger , proof reader, writer and copy writer with a Bachelor degree and three years of experience. I write easy to read articles with excellent English and zero grammatical error. Articles that are creative and deliver the inteneded message . I do intense research while writing the articles. I always deliver my work on time and adhere to the timelines given. Always online hence able to start working on your piece as soon as your hire me. I work in real time. Nature Conservationist Passionate about nature conservation education and awareness. I believe that our existence depends on the mother nature. I am also have skills in researching and have managed to publish my own article on the effects of the exotic plants species on the indigenous plants in the Arid lands of Kenya.

14 thoughts on “What do you know about Turtle, Tortoise and Terrapin?

  1. I enjoyed reading this very much. Truth be told, and don’t laugh, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a terrapin. It’s amazing how, no matter how much you think you know, you still have stuff to learn.

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