• Terrapins Reptiles

    Terrapins Reptiles

    Terrapins are the kind of shelled reptiles living in fresh...

  • Tortoise Reptiles

    Tortoise Reptiles

    Tortoises lie among the armored reptiles. They are well...

  • Turtles Reptiles In Water

    Turtles Reptiles

    Turtles have toothless jaws, which are edged with sharp...

  • Terrapins Reptiles
  • Tortoise Reptiles
  • Turtles Reptiles In Water

Shelled Reptiles have shells on them for protection. These kinds of reptiles are harmless.

Terrapins

Terrapins are the kind of shelled reptiles living in fresh water. Their shells are flatter as compared to the tortoises. They can hold their breath for a long time, and some species have pointed snouts so that they are barely visible when they come up for air. They are flesh eaters. Some are like the alligator snapper; lie in wait for unwary fish or smaller creatures. It lies with its mouth open, and at the back of its tongue there is a small worm-like organ. If a fish tries to eat this worm, the snapper has an easy meal. Other species are hunters, some are even being powerful and quick enough to catch ducks.

Tortoises

Tortoises lie among the armored reptiles. They are well protected against enemies, but their domed sells are heavy, so they are slow-moving creatures. They protect themselves by puling their heads, tails and legs into their shells. To breathe, tortoises must pump air into their lungs using special muscles since, like turtles, their shells stop their rib cages expanding. At one time giant tortoises were found on many remote tropical islands. Unfortunately, most of these are now extinct, but the few that survive are carefully preserved. Many other species of tortoise are threatened by damage to the environment or hunting.

Turtles

Turtles have toothless jaws, which are edged with sharp bone to chop up their food. The largest turtles feed on many sorts of marine plants and animals, including jellyfish. They spend most of their lives at sea, but during the breeding season they visit shallow water to mate, then at night the females come ashore to lay their eggs. They take most of the night to dig a pit and lay up to 200 eggs. These take about three months to hatch. The young turtles then dig their way out of the nest and go down to the sea. They have many predators including humans and large numbers of turtles are killed before they are old enough to breed.

Latest Reptiles

Crocodiles And Alligators

Crocodiles And Alligators

These are the largest reptiles...read more

Salamanders Facts

Salamanders Facts

Typically characterized by their lizard-like... read more

Pythons

Pythons

Based on the statistics released by the Census... read more

Chameleon Facts

Chameleon Facts

The nature around us abounds in variety...read more

Latest Birds

Victoria Crowned Pigeon
Information About Flamingos
Hoopoe Bird

Hoopoe Bird

Famous for its distinctive crown of...read more

Roseate Spoonbill Facts

Roseate Spoonbill

The beautiful Roseate Spoonbill...read more

List of Birds That Fly in V Formation

List of Birds That Fly in V Formation

Did you ever feast your eyes on the amazing phenomenon...

What is Honking? Why Do Peacocks Honk?

Why Do Peacocks Honk?

One of the most fascinating gifts of nature, peacocks...

Facts About Hyenas

Facts About Hyenas

Hyenas belong to the order carnivora and family hyaenidae. Although it has...

Comb Jelly Facts and Information

Comb Jelly Facts

Comb jelly belongs to the phylum ctenophore, containing specific invertebrate...

Northern Shrike Bird

Northern Shrike Bird

The Northern Shrike Bird is known as Lanius excubitor in the scientific world...

Birds of Prey List

Birds of Prey List

A bird of prey is also known as a raptor or a hunter. It belongs to the group of...

Sloth Animal Facts

Sloth Animal Facts

The sloth animal is a mammal with its species belonging to two families...

Millipedes Vs Centipedes

Millipedes Vs Centipedes

Centipedes and millipedes are both arthropods from the group...

Difference Between Warm Blooded and Cold Blooded Animals
Lionfish Facts

Lionfish Facts

Lionfish is a chordate which belongs to the family scorpaenidae and genus...

Types Of Goats

Types Of Goats

Goat is a mammal that belongs to the family Bovidae. Being a member of the sub-family...

Blue Chinned Sapphire Facts

Blue Chinned Sapphire

This is a kind of hummingbird. It is really small in size, only 8.9 cm as it can be seen...

Lizard Facts

Lizard Facts

Lizards are members of the reptilian class in the animal kingdom. They belong to...

Buffalo Facts, Types, Diet, Habitat And Pictures

Buffalo Facts, Types

Buffalo is a member of the animal kingdom and belongs to class mammalia. Most...

Baboons Facts, Breeds, Habitat, Diet And Pictures

Baboons Facts

Baboons are intelligent and opportunistic creatures which belong to the...

Egg Laying Mammals List and Facts with Pictures

Egg Laying Mammals

Mammals are always thought of giving birth to young ones but sometimes it can...

Dove Bird Facts, Habitat, Pictures and Diet

Dove Bird Facts

The birds that are considered as the symbol of love, peace and harmony are one...

List of Birds That Fly in V Formation

List of Birds That Fly in V Formation

Did you ever feast your eyes on the amazing phenomenon...

Birds of Prey List

Birds of Prey List

A bird of prey is also known as a raptor or a hunter. It belongs to the group of...

Millipedes Vs Centipedes

Millipedes Vs Centipedes

Centipedes and millipedes are both arthropods from the group...

Difference Between Warm Blooded and Cold Blooded Animals
Top 10 Extremely Dangerous Insects

Top 10 Extremely Dangerous Insects

The insects have been grouped in class 'insecta' of...

Sheep Vs Goat

Sheep Vs Goat

The goat and the sheep are related to each other through the same family. They...

Animals with Blue-colored Blood

Animals with Blue-colored Blood

Humans and other vertebrates have red-colored blood running...

Do Birds, Mammals And Reptiles Share A Common Ancestor?

Birds, Mammals And Reptiles

Before coming to the question of common ancestry of birds...

White Rhino Facts and Pictures - Why Endangered?

White Rhino Facts

In our race to make this world a better place in terms of...