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.)


  • Cool / Gross / Weird

    Can turtles leave their shell?

    By Stacey Venzel Unlike hermit crabs who rent multiple shells in a lifetime from other mollusks, turtles never switch shells. This is because the shell is part of their body, growing with the turtle as [...]
  • education

    Is it legal to own a Desert Tortoise?

    Yes, unless you have an old desert tortoise. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, it is legal to be a custodian of a desert tortoise if it was in captivity prior to the [...]
  • Good Question

    Do turtles migrate?

    By Stacey Venzel Snowbirds—Ohioans and avians—head south to Florida for the winter. Turtles have their own migratory patterns, too, but it is not always to warmer weather. Variables affecting turtle migration include environmental suitability, age [...]
  • Conservation

    What are the most threatened turtles in the world?

    By Stacey Venzel An increasing number of threats face the Testudines family resulting in more species becoming threatened each year. As an example, six of the seven species of sea turtles are threatened with extinction. [...]


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