Tortoises are reptiles because they have scales and dry skin, they are cold-blooded, and they are descended from dinosaurs.
Tortoise Fun Facts
Tortoises do not smell bad and they don’t have much of a natural odour. At most, they may smell musty or just have an outdoorsy, musky smell. However, their enclosures can sometimes become breeding grounds for bacteria and other odor-causing organisms if you don’t clean them well enough. A stinky tortoise could be a sign of infection or illness.
Tortoises are crazy cool animals, but a lot of people are confused about their anatomy and what goes on in that shell. Consider this your one-stop-shop for all questions on what makes a tortoise a tortoise. In this article we will talk about all the crazy and not so crazy things that may be on, or in, your wonderful pet tortoises.