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

    Do turtles have ears?

    By Stacey Venzel Turtles have a good sense of hearing, but not up to par with humans. A turtle’s ears look different from what most people likely imagine when thinking of ear anatomy. As chelonians [...]
  • Good Question

    Where does a turtle lay her eggs?

    By Stacey Venzel Nest-building is not just a task left to the birds. While turtles do not pick up sticks to create a nest, they do use their back feet to dig holes in the [...]
  • Good Question

    Can turtles find their way home?

    By Stacey Venzel While many turtles move from one home to another, they are not traveling aimlessly. A turtle crossing the street might look lost, but it knows where it is going. Despite turtles sometimes [...]
  • Good Question

    Can turtles drown?

    By Stacey Venzel Turtles can drown if they are not able to surface to the water to breathe. Drowning occurs when water enters the lungs, which would happen if a turtle is trapped underwater, struggling [...]
  • Cool / Gross / Weird

    Do turtles fart, poop, vomit, or burp?

    By Stacey Venzel Yes, turtles can be just as rude and gross as humans. Farting, pooping, puking and burping are basic behaviors that can be a natural digestive process or suggest a turtle is ill. [...]


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