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25 Turtle Puns to Shell-ebrate Our Reptilian Friends


Well, shello there! Whether it's the mighty sea turtle or just your own pet turtle you're into, these funny turtle puns will give you a shell of a time!

Just in case you haven't noticed, we love a good animal pun here at Wide Open Pets! And while we love all reptiles, we think it's pretty hard to describe just how awesome turtles are. That's why you know we can't talk animal puns without turtle puns.

So, break out your old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys (we know you still have them somewhere!) and get ready for these punny play on words on everyones' favorite reptile -- just don't be shell-shocked about it!

25 Turtle Puns and Turtle Jokes:

1. You throw a shell of a good party!

2. I hope you come out of your shell.


3. Two turtles were getting married. The groom turtle said to the bride turtle, "we are a turtley perfect match."

4. Don't get sturtled by our crazy New Year's shell-ebration."

5. Due to finan-shell difficulties, all my gifts are homemade this year.

6. Stay out of Grandma's way in the kitchen. She runs it like a turtle-tarian.


7. What do you call a flying turtle? A shellicopter.

8. Where does a turtle go when it's raining? A shell-ter.

9. What do you call a famous turtle? A shell-ebrity.

10. Yesterday my friend and I went to a turtle puns class: unfortunately, it tortoise nothing.


11. What do you call a turtle chef? A slow cooker.

12. Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the shell station.

13. Why do turtles never forget? Because they have turtle recall.

14. What do you call a turtle who takes up photography? A snapping turtle.


15. What kind of photos do turtles take? Shell-fies.

16. I got invited to a costume party, so I went as a turtle. I had a shell of a time.

17. How do turtles keep in touch with each other? With shell phones.

18. What do you call a turtle who is only awake at night? A noc-turtle.


19. What's a turtle's favorite sandwich? Seanut butter and jellyfish.

20. What does a turtle do on its birthday? They shellebrate.

21. What do you get if you cross a turtle with a giraffe and a kangaroo? A turtle neck jumper.

22. What do you get when you cross a turtle with a porcupine? A slow-poke.


23. There was an accident today between a truck-load of tortoises and a truckload of terrapins. It was a turtle disaster.

24. How does a turtle feel after being electrocuted? Shell-shocked.

25. What kind of jokes do turtles tell? Shell-larious ones.

Hopefully, these turtle-ly funny puns got your shelly laughing like a bowl full of...well, shelly.


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This article was originally published November 28, 2017.

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