These are hard shelled reptiles that live mostly in salty water conditions. Their shell is extremely hard and most animals are unable to break it; hence they use it for protection. Given the bulk they carry, their movement is very slow and lethargic.
They are present in various sizes and generally the smaller species make for great pets. These cold blooded animals have a long life span and can live from 30 to 150 years in some cases.
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There is a wide range of terrapins that are in the wild. They mostly live in fresh water or in swamps depending on the given species. Despite their natural habitats being in fresh waters, there are some examples of terrapins adapting to coastal environments.
These are strong swimmers by nature and have webbed limbs to aid their efforts. Their teeth are also very strong and can crush the shells of other animals when they prey on them. They themselves have a shell which is quite strong and is a defence mechanism against predators.
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