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.)


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    Do turtles have teeth?

    By Stacey Venzel One of the distinguishing traits of a turtle is that it does not have teeth. Instead of dentures, turtles have mouths specialized for their diet. Despite not having true teeth, uniquely shaped [...]
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    Can turtles feel pain?

    By Stacey Venzel Reptiles, like mammals, feel pain, but perhaps in a less noticeable way. The presence of certain receptors and chemicals in the turtle brain offer physiological evidence that they recognize pain. Monitoring the [...]
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    What natural predators do turtles have?

    By Stacey Venzel When it comes to the fight or flight response for predator avoidance, the slow-moving turtle would rather flee than battle its enemy. But slow and steady will not win the race against [...]
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    How can you tell how old a turtle is?

    By Stacey Venzel Turtles do not celebrate their birthdays quite like humans, but that does not mean we are unable to determine how old they are. Some techniques for deciphering a turtle’s age are more [...]
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    How long is turtle gestation?

    By Stacey Venzel As with most traits among turtles, the amount of time females can hold eggs inside their bodies differs. Turtles are capable of keeping eggs anywhere from weeks to months depending on the [...]


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