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There are different turtles, but depending on their habitat could be classified into two groups: those turtles and tortoises.

Tortoises:

Tortoises are quiet and very peaceful reptiles that ever found greater acceptance as pets. There are many different species: Mediterranean Hermann Tortoise or Turtle, Tortoise Starry (Geochelone radiata), Russi...

There are different turtles, but depending on their habitat could be classified into two groups: those turtles and tortoises.

Tortoises:

Tortoises are quiet and very peaceful reptiles that ever found greater acceptance as pets. There are many different species: Mediterranean Hermann Tortoise or Turtle, Tortoise Starry (Geochelone radiata), Russian Tortoise (Agrionemys horsfieldii), Argentina Tortoise (Geochelone chilensis) ... The latter is a protected endangered species and is not for sale .

Physical features: Turtles are reptiles have a dorsal carapace formed by perfectly structured and compact plate that attaches to the plastron (bottom shell) through a side walkway. It is impossible to separate a turtle carapace, since the ribs are joined to the latter. Despite not having teeth, you should be careful with their bite, as they have a pointed mouth composed of a tough membrane and very strong jaws. Moreover, her neck is long and flexible, can stretch or shrink rapidly as they wish. Under optimal conditions they can live many years. On average often reach 50-60 years, but it is not uncommon that reach 80 or even exceeded.

Terrapins:

One of the most common in our homes reptiles is commonly known as water turtle. There are several kinds, among which the Mississippi map turtle, False Map and Pseudemys. Perhaps the best known is the red ear turtle or Florida, which is protected and its acquisition is prohibited. His striking and original appearance, clumsy and slow movements, as well as demonstrating the peaceful character, make it a beloved animal, ideal for the smallest of the house. Physical characteristics: They have a dorsal shell, which is formed by perfectly compact and structured plates. In turn, it connects to the bib front or bottom of the shell side through a gateway. It is impossible to separate a turtle carapace because the ribs are attached to the latter. Despite not having teeth, you should be careful not to bite us, as they have a pointed mouth composed of a tough membrane, which in the case of large turtles could be dangerous. Moreover, her neck is long and flexible, when they want and in a very fast way can stretch or pick it up. Breathing systems have: one formed by similar to those gill membranes of fish and other lung, like terrestrial animals. They can take a lot time underwater, up to two hours, but need to breathe air from time to time. They are very hardy and if they are given the best living conditions, they can live for many years.

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