Turtles and terrapins have good eyesight and an excellent sense of smell. Hearing and sense of touch are both good and even the shells contain nerve endings. Did you know the word "Terrapin" is sometimes used for turtles which are semi-aquatic and live near swampy areas..
And some aquatic turtles can absorb oxygen through the skin on their neck and cloacal areas allowing them to remain submerged underwater for lengthy periods of time and enabling them to hibernate underwater. Turtles and Terrapins are not strictly vegetarian so make sure you provide a healthy balanced diet. Our members of staff are always at hand to ask advice..