Turtles Territory

Welcome to Turtles Territory!

Before we begin: yes, tortoises and terrapins are here too! Sure, we could have called it Tortoise Territory or Terrapins Territory, but we rolled the dice and it came up Turtles Territory. On this page turtle fans will find answers to all of their questions about pet care, turtle facts, "what to do if...", and just about any thing that applies to turtles or terrapins or tortoises. If you like this page then you'll love the new book by Stacey Venzel called Today's Dinosaurs: A Complete Guide to Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises (Sherpa Multimedia, 2017).

Today's Dinosaurs is the first animal guide from The Super Fins and is packed with hundreds of images and is created in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format that anyone can use. Have a turtle question? It'll be answered in Today's Dinosaurs.

Check out videos at the bottom of this page, too! (And on our YouTube page.)


  • Good Question

    Why do turtles have tails?

    By Stacey Venzel A turtle’s tail houses its reproductive organs, so without it, a turtle could not reproduce. Shorter tails are more common than longer tails with some exceptions. The length of a turtle’s tail [...]
  • Good Question

    Do turtles save their food for later?

    By Stacey Venzel Turtles do not have chubby cheeks like chipmunks, squirrels or hamsters to store food for later. Unlike their bird cousins, they do not bury food in secret spots, either. While turtles are [...]
  • Cool / Gross / Weird

    Do all turtles swim?

    By Stacey Venzel Of the three Testudines categories, only terrapins and turtles swim; tortoises do not. Adaptations like flippers and underwater breathing help some species live more in the water than on land. In general, [...]
  • Good Question

    Do turtles have good eyesight?

    By Stacey Venzel Of the five senses, sight is the strongest in turtles. Most turtles navigate and forage using visual cues. Based on their habitat and survival traits, the type and strength of vision differs [...]


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