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...
It’s back to school time! For shells of a certain age, that means it’s off to college and time to learn how to be a good roommate. Thankfully, @Thewhimsyturtle has alerted us to some educational videos to help them get through this sometimes confusing, and often frustrating, time. Grab your shell and have a seat, It’s time for “Tiny Animals: How To Roommate!”
Zoya is willing to swear on a dandelion that you won’t regret watching this.
The tortoises can’t be left unattended when they are out for grazing and exercise. Right now I’m on tortoise watch duty. This is Jack Jack. He likes long walks in green patures and enjoys dining on dog poop. He’s single, ladies!!
Found him a nice creek!!! I’ll miss him but he belongs in the wild, he was already air-swimming the moment he saw the water. He was SO much more active and responsive than when we found him, I think he’s gonna do really well. Thanks so much for all your help!!
More pictures from @aquestionabletaryn releasing the baby snapping turtle that was found near their house. Snappers are some of the cutest baby turtles.
You did the right thing! He’ll carry your kindness with him when the #turtpocalypse comes. You’ll have a good word put in for you! <3
This weekend Pistachio’s house got an upgrade! Her old one was falling apart, so I ordered what was technically a small rabbit hutch but had good reviews on Amazon from other tortoise enthusiasts who had ignored its original purpose as well. I’m complete shit at assembling things, but I decided to give it a try.
That’s a desert tortoise, like Mojave max 🙂 Native to the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in the south-west of the US. They are a threatened species, unfortunately. Recently, because of the closure of the largest facility housing injured/rehabbed tortoises, homes were sought for the displaced animals that lived there. They were adoptable only to residents of the area (you can’t take threatened species across state lines). They have to be kept sepereate from wild populations so they don’t bring in any diseases, take resources, fromt he natural population thats already deminishing. Also? They are beautiful tortoises hee