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.)


  • 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

    Which regions of the world are home to turtles?

    By Stacey Venzel When it comes to water, turtles have a number of aquatic homes to choose from. Habitat preference among aquatic individuals is relative to water flow and type, among other determining characteristics. Of [...]
  • Good Question

    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 [...]
  • Good Question

    How do turtles eat?

    By Stacey Venzel Without teeth, an animal cannot chew its food in the traditional sense. Toothless turtles have other ways of getting food down the hatchet. Relating to their mouth shape, turtles have specific means [...]
  • Cool / Gross / Weird

    How do turtles communicate?

    By Stacey Venzel Even though turtles do not have vocal chords, they still communicate with sound. But sound is not the only way they send a message. These animals prove that words are not the [...]


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