Wisdom From The Experts Pt 4 & 5 Two Turtle and Tort experts, two related pieces of wisdom to share about turtle and tortoise anatomy! Lori Neuman-Lee, PhD (@CheloniaGirl ), prof at Utah State University, says – “I wish people knew that turtles can’t come out of their shells…because their shells are part of their...
Words of Wisdom from the Experts Pt 3- “I wish people knew how smart turtles are. They learn quickly where their food comes from; if from a human then they learn that specific person” Is what Michelle Kelly (@MichelleKellyCW), public speaker about Reptiles and amphibians, wishes more people knew about turtles and tortoises. Those of...
Words of wisdom from the experts pt 2 Check out this INCREDIBLE photo by Amanda Hipps, @biophilamanda, one of the experts who responded to our #worldturtleday question. Amanda studies the animals that live in gopher tortoise burrows. In case you didn’t know, gopher tortoise burrows are home to hundreds of other animals. Their status as endangered directly...
This year, in honor of #WorldTurtleDay, we asked herpetologists, biologists, rescues, and rehabbers, to tell us what they wish more people knew about Turtles and Tortoises. Starting today we’ll be sharing a few responses a day! Let’s learn more about the animals we love from people who have devoted their lives to protecting them. Biologist...
That’s actually a misconception! They don’t have vocal chords or anything but they can huff and squeak and wheeze. Wheezing’s a sign that something’s wrong, like they’re having respiratory problems for whatever reason- but the squeaking is a sign of effort. It’s kinda like weird, heavy breathing! They generally only make that noise when they’re deep in the throes of amorous endeavour.
Y’know, like when they see a really, really sexy shoe.
We may have missed out on cactus but friend Diane sent home a giant treat log with mom. I like the treat log whole, Torty ate hers like a donut (with roommate Geoff), and Mango ate hers like a cookie. I offered some to Blue but he went back to sleep.
Slow week? These gentle giants amble along at an astonishing 0.16 miles per hour. And yes, they eat cactus. 🌵 That strong jaw easily tears through tough food items. Check out our IG Live for more noms with our grandpa galaps.
@tortoiserescue needs help…!!! Their house and the turtle hospital burned down on Friday….
go to their Facebook Page American Tortoise Rescue…they already raised $4949…join us…every dollar counts….
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Friends! Please spread the word! @tortoiserescue, creators of #worldturtleday, need our help! They not only spread love and education, but they also rehab and provide a sanctuary for so many turtles and tortoises!
Everything has been destroyed by the fires in California. The turtle and tortoise homes, medical records, files, and sadly several shell friends were lost as well. The fires aren’t over and they need our help to help secure the turtles and tortoises that have survived, so so many, including those in their hospital facility.
This is the current status of their location. They will be posting a go fund me when they can but please, if you can, give a little and spread the word.