Even though they have been on Earth for more than 200 million years, there are still some facts we are learning about Turtles. These long neck reptiles sure look weird, and the most intriguing part about them is definitely their hard shell. It looks like it was taken from some medieval knight, and no matter what you could see on cartoons, turtles can not get it off. But, can tortoise feel anything through it, and do they like being touched, that is what Smithsonian biologists were trying to determine.
Shells have nerve endings, so yes, tortoises can feel every rub, pet, or scratch, and as you will sometimes they love it. We all knew that cats and dogs like to cuddle, but when you see this huge tortoise spreading her neck like some puppy you will want to adopt one!
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