What do Tennessee water turtles eat?

Answer Several species of turtles populate the lakes, rivers and streams of Tennessee; most are either common snapping turtles, midland smooth softshell turtles and spiny softshell turtles. These turtles ... Read More »

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Do painted turtles have to be in water?

Though freshwater is their preferred habitat, it is not necessary for painted turtles to stay in water all the time. The animals bask under the sun above water on logs, fallen trees and other simil... Read More »

Do red ear water turtles hibernate?

Red-eared sliders become inactive in the autumn once air temperatures reach below fifty degrees Fahrenheit. Red-eared sliders hibernate individually, most often under water, though they will also o... Read More »

Do turtles live in the water?

Turtles are amphibious creatures, which means they can breathe on land but must live and hibernate in water. In different parts of the world, turtles are called terrapins, turtles or tortoises. How... Read More »

Do sea turtles breath water or air?

Sea turtles, which have been around for over 150 million years, breathe air. The seven species of sea turtles lay their eggs on beaches, and the hatchlings must make their way back to the water aft... Read More »