App: 13cms long Interesting facts: - Weight: 300 - 1000 g - Size: up to 30 cm - Life expectancy: up to 200 years - Colours: yellow, black Tortoises can live up to 200 years. They feed mainly on plants, but sometimes snails, earthworms and insects. The most special thing about a tortoise is its shell. If it is frightened, it moves its head and legs back inside very quickly. A baby tortoise is born with a shell, but it is much lighter and not nearly as hard as an adult shell. Females lay eggs. These eggs are buried under the earth until they hatch. Pet tortoises spend the winter resting in the refrigerator.