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.)


  • education

    How long do turtles live?

    On average, turtles can live to be about 80 years old. Life span varies from species to species, but some of the oldest living animals in history have been turtles or tortoises. While the oldest [...]
  • anatomy

    Do turtles have bones?

    Yes, turtles have bones. The shell is made up of a carapace and plastron, which the ribs are attached to as are the hips and shoulders. Unlike hermit crabs, turtles do not shed their shell [...]
  • Good Question

    How can you tell a boy from a girl turtle?

    By Stacey Venzel Mammals rely on X and Y chromosomes to determine the sex of an embryo. Most turtle species (and a few other reptiles) rely on the environment, not genetics, to decide if the [...]
  • Cool / Gross / Weird

    Do turtles change colors?

    By Stacey Venzel  Just like human babies have different needs from adults, turtles use varying color to help adapt to life stages from hatchling to juvenile and adult. When a turtle grows and develops, pigmentation [...]
  • Good Question

    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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