Do Turtles Shed Their Shells?

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Turtles shed their skin in small flakes rather than pieces like other reptiles. The scutes on their shells may also be shed as the turtle grows. However, there are some circumstances where peeling shells are not normal for instance when they have a bad diet.
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its shell comes off and it grows a new one.
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Because that is how God created them and it comes in a very useful. They use the shells on their back as a form of protection. When they're sleepy they can just tuck it all in!!
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The shell is actually the animal's lifelong suit of armor.
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1. Leave your dead turtle outside. Though this sounds counterintuitive to the preservation process, don't worry-the shell will survive. Decomposition is natural, and the process is
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