Other Turtle Discussion :: Do hatchling RES have teeth?

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 3:10 am   Do hatchling RES have teeth?

I have 2 turtles that are about 1.25 inches. I can never get close enough to them to tell if they have teeth. I feel stupid for asking. When I pick them up for whaterver reason, they are still pretty shy and dont open there mouths. Just curious. lol
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 12:57 pm   

Turtles don't have teeth per se.. they have a "beak" and no lips of course.
so when you look at a turtle's mouth, you see it's beak and that is how it tears it's food.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:04 pm   

OOOOOOh! thanks.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:49 pm   

No, no teeth. This is something they lost through evolution from the time of the dinosaurs.
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:31 pm   

They do have an Egg tooth, but it goes away pretty quick as I understand it.
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:27 pm   

My hatchlings lost theirs a week or two after they hatched.
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