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.)


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    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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    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 [...]
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    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 [...]
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    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 [...]
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    Why do turtles have tails?

    By Stacey Venzel A turtle’s tail houses its reproductive organs, so without it, a turtle could not reproduce. Shorter tails are more common than longer tails with some exceptions. The length of a turtle’s tail [...]


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