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

    Where do turtles live?

    By Stacey Venzel Turtles have been found everywhere except Antarctica. Their survival for 245 million years suggests they are incredibly adaptable creatures when it comes to their environment. Members of the Testudines family can be [...]
  • Good Question

    Are turtles important?

    By Stacey Venzel For hundreds of years, turtles have played an important role in human culture. Our ancestors relied on turtles for food, medicine and spirituality. Today, turtles are protected in many regions because they [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Cool / Gross / Weird

    What is “sperm storage”?

    By Stacey Venzel Female reptiles are known to safeguard sperm for long periods of time with turtle sperm storage documented up to four years. By keeping sperm from a previous mate—sometimes two mates—females do not [...]
  • Cool / Gross / Weird

    Why do turtles bask in the sun?

    By Stacey Venzel Tourists roll out beach towels to soak up the sun’s rays in an effort to catch a tan. Turtles, however, have a physiological reasoning for sunbathing. Because they are cold-blooded, the body [...]


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