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 fart?

    By Stacey Venzel Yes, turtles fart. Gas build-up in the stomach can make turtles fart. In fact, Brussels sprouts cause gas in turtles much like they do in humans. Popping bubbles sent up to the [...]
  • education

    How do turtles eat snails?

    By Stacey Venzel Lacking teeth, turtles do not have to worry about losing a set of dentures when they bite into something hard. Their skulls lack lips, too, providing a bony substrate for crushing and [...]
  • Good Question

    Do turtles have teeth?

    By Stacey Venzel One of the distinguishing traits of a turtle is that it does not have teeth. Instead of dentures, turtles have mouths specialized for their diet. Despite not having true teeth, uniquely shaped [...]
  • CGW-turtles

    Does a turtle have a skeleton?

    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 [...]


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