Indian Spotted Turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii)

They are
endemic to South Asia and mainly eat invertebrates, as well as the
occasional small fish. When they are young, their spots are vibrant and
decorate the shell and their skin, and as they get older, the spots on
their shell fade but they retain their beautiful speckled skin. In
recent years, their numbers have been in steady decline due to the
collection of them from the wild to supply the pet trade.

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All we want for Christmas is a baby brother and sister. Just kidding! That’s actually us! I asked mom to take me to see Santa this year to address some concerns I had (so many “incidents”) but mom said until Santa brings us a tortoise stairlift, that isn’t happening. Guess I’m stuck writing a letter with these giant feets that can’t hold a pen.

Look at how tiny you two are!  we can’t believe you were ever that smol. Good thing you’re both just as gorgeous! 😀 P.s. If you see your humoms phone I think if you stomp on it you can tell the voice in it to send a message to santa for you. I tried it by sitting on the phone once. I accidently called a walgreens.