Herp Corner episode 1: Mata Mata (Chelus Fimbriata)

Herp Corner episode 1: Mata Mata (Chelus Fimbriata)

drinksss:

Here’s my new video on the mata mata turtle!

Check out this awesome video about the Mata Mata turtle! @drinksss did a fantastic job telling us all about its origin and care! Can’t wait for more Herp corner 😀 

Maybe one day we can team up for some tortle talk in the herp corner! 😀 

dancing-thru-clouds:

So, I was going through your Show Me tag, and I found the post with the tortoise and the croc and just-why was the tortoise squeaking? I thought that tortoises couldn’t make noise!

kaijutegu:

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.

scottfoobeats-blog:

What you staring at sucka!?!#turtlesofinstagram #tortoise #tortoiseshell #tortoisesofinstagram #turtlepower #turtleman #turtle #reptiles #terrapin #nature #animals #dinosaurs #turtleconservation #tortoiseforum #gardenstatetortoise #turtleconservationandeducationcenter #theturtleroom #turtleconservancy #russiantortoise #cherryheadtortoise #wildlife #animal #animalkingdom #potd #animalrescue
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bgpsaltysweet:

@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….
Thank you….
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#animalovers #donate #tortoise #americantortoiserescue ##tortoiserescue #vegan #veganpower #veganlife #veganlifestyle #veganliving #veganlove #vegangirls #vegangrrrl #becutebevegan #crueltyfree #crueltyfreeliving #crueltyfreelifestyle #crueltyfreefashion #cute #pink #love #bubblegumpink #sweet #salty
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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. 

Donations can be made on their facebook page here: American Tortoise Rescue 

lisa1337:

– “Tuesday trivia: tortoises don’t have teeth, but they do have beaks.”
Video via @lioncountrysafari

#triviatuesday #LionCountrySafari #tortoise –
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yes! serrated like a bread knife! makes it easier to nom nom nom their way through the whooooooooole plant. YUM!