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

    Do turtles vomit?

    By Stacey Venzel Yes, turtles vomit. Turtles are capable of vomiting digested food and regurgitating undigested food that has not reached the stomach. In both instances, these are not normal behaviors but rather are suggestive [...]
  • Good Question

    How long is turtle gestation?

    By Stacey Venzel As with most traits among turtles, the amount of time females can hold eggs inside their bodies differs. Turtles are capable of keeping eggs anywhere from weeks to months depending on the [...]
  • 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

    How fast do turtles grow?

    By Stacey Venzel Compared to other animals, turtles take their time making ticks on the growth chart. Humans can reach sexual maturity in their teenage years, but some turtles take twice as long to mature. [...]
  • Good Question

    How smart are turtles?

    By Stacey Venzel Defining the intelligence of a turtle can be subjective as it is difficult to quantify their IQ. One thing is for certain, though: turtles are not stupid. Turtles exhibit signs of both [...]


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