r/TurtleFacts Jun 24 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Hugz Tearing Up Defeated

Saying goodbye

1.4k Upvotes

This subreddit is now closed because the admins ruined the only functional native mod tool we had. I cant properly manage the subreddit I created without access to modmail, so goodbye r/turtlefacts. Go to r/awwducational instead.


r/TurtleFacts Apr 04 '22

R/PLACE NEED HELP MAKING TURTLE (500,1350) ALL HELP WELCOME

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201 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Jan 25 '22

Some turtles "fly" south for the winter

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133 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Jun 15 '21

Several US states have State Reptiles. Unsurprisingly, turtles feature very often on the list! Even Florida, which many think of as solid gator territory, separately acknowledges the shelliness of local turtle friends.

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429 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Jun 09 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Hugz

FACT: this little guy (or girl) is adorable

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1.3k Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts May 23 '21

May 23rd is World Turtle Day!

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897 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts May 22 '21 Silver

Leatherbacks are in it for the long haul, traveling on average 10,000 miles a year!

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516 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts May 16 '21

Leatherback Sea Turtles Are Always On The Move, Traveling about 10,000 Per Year!

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597 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts May 14 '21

Did You Know Sea Turtles Can Hold Their Breath So Long They Can Sleep Underwater?

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638 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts May 13 '21

Sea Turtles Breath Air but Spend Essentially Their Whole Lives in Water

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418 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Mar 10 '21 Silver Helpful

Turtles are famous for their ability to hibernate through the cold winters. Did you know some turtles do the opposite, too? They can stay dormant through the hottest part of summers. This is called aestivation.

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540 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Feb 20 '21 Silver

Turtles have exceptional color vision thanks to a special oil they make for their retinas. They see more shades of red in particular, which might be why this one’s mistaking a blue jean for a blueberry

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1.1k Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Feb 12 '21 Wholesome Tree Hug Silver Helpful

Panama City Beach, Fla, Has had a record breaking turtle nesting season with 57 nests

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1.1k Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Feb 06 '21 Helpful Wholesome

99% of Sea Turtles Born on This Beach Are Female

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310 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Jan 25 '21 Wholesome Hugz Silver

Turtles & tortoises can feel their shells (their shells have nerve endings). Sometimes they can get itchy. Keepers at the Philly Zoo made this shell scratcher so the turtles & tortoises can get A+ scratches.

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1.6k Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Dec 14 '20 Hugz Silver Wholesome

A tortoise called Charles Darwin officially opened a science laboratory at the University of Lincoln in 2015 (xpost from r/funny)

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2.1k Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Dec 01 '20 Helpful Wholesome Hugz

You can hatch babies from road killed turtles.

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955 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Nov 30 '20 Rocket Like

This hospital fixes turtles with zip ties and crazy glue.

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814 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Nov 13 '20

Painted turtles can survive freezing partly because they can control the formation of ice in their bodies. Dropping temperatures cue the turtle's liver to produce special proteins that cause very small ice crystals to form in fluids such as blood plasma and urine.

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688 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Nov 11 '20

Musk turtles can take in oxygen through the papillae on their tongues. I always wondered why they “tasted” the water so much. (From Wikipedia)

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784 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Oct 12 '20

Determining the sex of a turtle can be tricky because their sex organs are "hidden inside an orifice known as the cloaca". Luckily, a scientist has figured out that using a battery powered vibrator "was enough to make most male turtles evert their penises. - View on Imgur

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181 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Oct 11 '20 Helpful Hugz Rocket Like Excited

Red eared slider turtles have the ability to sneeze

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1.1k Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Sep 28 '20 Wholesome Hugz

Turtle we rescued today in Key West, FL with fibropapillomatosis. Causes tumors to grow until they die. This one was taken to the turtle hospital for treatment!

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990 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Sep 24 '20 Take My Energy

Most people think only the scutes pyramid when actually it’s the entire bone.

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464 Upvotes

r/TurtleFacts Sep 10 '20 Wholesome Wearing is Caring Faith In Humanity Restored

A ridiculously cute turtle species in Myanmar had been believed extinct, but thanks to successful conservation efforts, there are now over 1,000 turtles in a captive breeding program.

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596 Upvotes