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"I just noticed an earlier comment states "Their hard shells make them practically immune to injuries from falls, so if they freak out while being handled and get dropped, don't worry." That is bad, and dangerous advice. A turtle's shell does provide some protection sure, but a LOT of internal damage can occur when a turtle is dropped. Imagine this example if you will. A mishandled turtle is dropped or allowed to fall from a counter. He lands on his shell on the hard floor. This internal organs still have momentum from the fall (Kinetic energy) and can tear or suffer damage as they now continue to move inside of him (imagine crashing your car into a tree without a seatbelt). The turtles insides are like passengers inside the car, not wearing seat-belts. Another example would be falling and hitting your head on the cement. While your skull may not crack, you can easily suffer a Concussion as your brain "bounces" around inside your skull. I ask that the prior comment be removed, or at least edited to delete that one line. Turtles suffer from enough bad handling due to improper care advice as it is (death bowls for example)."
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