Turtle eggs hatch between 8 and 10 weeks after they are laid. While breeding and egg-laying habits vary slightly between different species of turtles, most species have roughly the same incubation period.Know More
According to About.com, sea turtles mate in the ocean. Afterwards, the female turtle swims to the shore to lay her eggs. She buries the eggs in the sand and leaves them there to incubate and hatch.
Common box turtles may mate on land or in the water and the female box turtle usually lays her eggs in a nest on top of the sand instead of burying them.Learn more about Turtles
According to the California Turtle and Tortoise Club, it is nearly impossible to accurately estimate the age of a tortoise or turtle, unless it was acquired from an early age. The practice of counting growth rings, while helpful with trees, is only partially accurate with smaller tortoises and turtles.Full Answer >
There are two types of snapping turtles: the common snapping turtle and the alligator snapping turtle, both of which are relatively large predatory freshwater turtles. Alligator snapping turtles are the larger of the two species, weighing up to 180 pounds, making them the largest freshwater turtles in the world. They have powerful and sharply hooked jaws for catching prey and defending against predation.Full Answer >
To find the age of a snapping turtle, very carefully count the rings around one section of his shell while staying away from his powerful jaws. It is best to start counting the outer ring first and work toward the center. The number of rings is equal to the turtle's age.Full Answer >
Snapping turtles are excellent hunters and are commonly at the top of the food chain where they live. They hunt for fish by using pink protrusions on the end of their tongues as lures resembling worms.Full Answer >