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

    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 [...]
  • Good Question

    How can you tell a boy from a girl turtle?

    By Stacey Venzel Mammals rely on X and Y chromosomes to determine the sex of an embryo. Most turtle species (and a few other reptiles) rely on the environment, not genetics, to decide if the [...]
  • Good Question

    Do turtles poop?

    By Stacey Venzel Yes, turtles defecate. A turtle’s food has to go somewhere, which becomes turtle poop. Turtles can have diarrhea, too. To learn more about sea turtles and their environment, researchers at The University [...]
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    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 [...]


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