Looking for trouble in all the right places…
Im getting a new vivarium for Mouse soon. I was thinking of doing a custom background, like you see for beardies and snakes a lot. Build in some hides maybe? Has anyone done this before, would love to see some photos if so.
Who needs a groundhog when you’ve got Mojave Max!?
(source: news 3 las vegas)
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Groundhog Day is over, and the furry guy predicts an early spring, but the desert has its own version of this annual event, and it’s hosted by a not- so-furry mascot.
Mojave Max, a desert tortoise who lives at Springs Preserve, has been marking the beginning of spring and teaching students about desert conservation for over 20 years.
Every fall, when the weather cools off, Max goes into a reptile version of hibernation, called brumation, by entering his burrow and staying there until the weather begins to warm up.
To make his eventual emergence even more exciting, the Clark County Desert Conservation Program organizes a contest for students from kindergarten to fifth grade, giving them the chance to win prizes if they can guess when Mojave Max will come out of his burrow.
While of course, we love our furry groundhog friends, we think Mojave Max is the one that really knows what’s up. Lets make some guesses as to when he’ll emerge this year? Winner gets a certificate of turtpocalypse awesomeness! What’d ya think??
I adore the Nebraska humane society’s Twitter feed
I mean, this is very good advice.
“It’s the First Time Any Western Chelonian Researchers have Encountered Forsten’s Tortoises in the Wild!”
Christine Light (Sulawesi Chelonian Conservation Program Coordinator) and Cris Hagen (TSA’s Turtle Survival Center Director of Animal Management) are currently on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia conducting surveys for endemic chelonians.
from Tadulako University (UNTAD) in Central Sulawesi, Dr. Jusri
Nilawati and Dr. Fadly Y. Tantu have found Forsten’s Tortoises in the
Christine and Cris got to share the excitement of being the
first Western Biologists to see a Forsten’s Tortoise in the wild with
them, their students, Muh Gunanta Putera and the rest of the team…
Obligatory daily tortoise post.#tortoise #tortoiselife #stpetersburgflorida (at Saint Petersburg, Florida)
Good morning, Mom! What’s on the menu for my breakfast today?
Mom? MOM! NOMS, NOT PICTURES!!
Look at my tortoise
We will gladly look at your shell baby every day of the week forever!
A turtle coming onto the land.
Parque del Retiro. Madrid.
Honey, our chicks don’t look anything like me..
Whenever it’s bath time he refuses to get his arms wet
The arms are sacred and must be free for escape purposes!