Turtles live on land, in fresh and salt water. If they live on land, they are called tortoise and some fresh water turtles are called terrapins.
Turtles can range in size from a few inches to three meters. All turtles have two shells with their bodies sandwiched in between. Its head can be pointed or shaped like a triangle. It has a jaw that forms a beak, but has no teeth. It has good eyesight with upper and lower eyelids. It has a third eyelid called a nictitating membrane that covers the eye.
The turtle walks quite slowly due to its body shape and its short legs. It has five toes on each leg and claws on the toes. Turtles' toes are webbed to a greater or lesser degree.
Some turtles have tails, while others don't. Turtles all lay their eggs on land in shallow holes covered with sand. Turtles eat insects, worms, plants, fish and frogs.
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