rainbow-reptiles:

A Short (but very important) PSA from Bowser:

Did you know that West Virginia is trying to pass a law that would make my moms have to get rid of me? They say I’m dangerous and that I make people sick! The only thing I’m dangerous to is Momma R’s houseplants! (Don’t worry, she got this one specially for me) Please call your local officials so I can stay with my family!

WHAT?! West Virginia what this is NOT COOL!!! We would surely support law that make it illegal to snatch shells from nature. That make sense. (Zoya keeps saying she would support laws against baths, but humom says that would be bad for shell health), Neither of us can imagine laws making humoms and dad get rid of their shells!!

Where would they go?? Who would provide the noms! Shells in with humoms and dads don’t come from nature, they don’t know how to graze for food! They aren’t in their natural environment so surely they can’t be dumped in the wild! That would be bad for local shells AND domestically living shells. I can’t imagine its different in West Virginia than it is in the rest of the US, where rescues are full up with injured and abandoned shells. There’s no room! Would you.. *inhale* E word them? 

No no no we do not like to say the E word. We know that shells can carry salmonella. It can be dangerous to humans. We also know that good turtle and tortoise owners don’t lick their shell babies, they don’t place them on the counter where they make food (nor do they put raw chicken there). Good shell owners wash their hands, maintain a clean environment, and do so cause its good for shells and humans. Its a win win. 

We are going to read more about this, yes this post involves mostly humom reaction at the thought of being shell-less,  but we hope everyone reading this in West Virginia reads more about this, spreads the information around,  and calls their local officials and tells them this law doesn’t make sense! Let the shells stay with their humans and maybe focus on making laws that make sense. No offense, west virginia, but there have to be other things for you to worry about! Maybe making it illegal to deny torties dandelions? thats a way better idea. :s

A late #ThrowBackThursday (well Friday now) #WorldCup edition!

4 years ago, while living in Surrey, UK, Zoya got swept up in the #WorldCup excitement.

She was quite skilled with the ball, but there were some issues when it comes to hands and tortoises. She felt FIFA rules were unfair when it comes to tortoises (They’re all feet!)

I tried to make her feel better by yelling GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLL every time she got the ball in her log. 

A late #ThrowBackThursday (well Friday now) #WorldCup edition!

4 years ago, while living in Surrey, UK, Zoya got swept up in the #WorldCup excitement.

She was quite skilled with the ball, but there were some issues when it comes to hands and tortoises. She felt FIFA rules were unfair when it comes to tortoises (They’re all feet!)

I tried to make her feel better by yelling GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLL every time she got the ball in her log. 

A late #ThrowBackThursday (well Friday now) #WorldCup edition!

4 years ago, while living in Surrey, UK, Zoya got swept up in the #WorldCup excitement.

She was quite skilled with the ball, but there were some issues when it comes to hands and tortoises. She felt FIFA rules were unfair when it comes to tortoises (They’re all feet!)

I tried to make her feel better by yelling GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLL every time she got the ball in her log. 

A late #ThrowBackThursday (well Friday now) #WorldCup edition!

4 years ago, while living in Surrey, UK, Zoya got swept up in the #WorldCup excitement.

She was quite skilled with the ball, but there were some issues when it comes to hands and tortoises. She felt FIFA rules were unfair when it comes to tortoises (They’re all feet!)

I tried to make her feel better by yelling GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLL every time she got the ball in her log. 

brandybacklash:

Rahhh! More pics from today on my tumblr! Www.Brandybacklash.tumblr.com
#Paco #redfoot #redfoottortoise #tortoise #reptile #girlswholovereptiles #herplife

HEEEEY YOU GUUUUUUUUYS!

herman365:

Day 224: Herman stays in bed

After being on the receiving end of many unhappy tortoise glares due to rising at a later hour, the guardian was delighted to find Herman trying to sleep in one morning.

This humom often gets woken up by scratching on the food plate. Occasionally she finds Zoya sleeping till noon too. Those days are glorious days. 

Anonymous:

It’s shocking that you tried to clone yourself. Don’t you have any scientific principles? You’re playing a dangerous game, Waffles

wafflesworld:

While cloning is a dangerous and controvercial deed, it’s a chance I’m willing to take to take to secure the success of the impending Tortpocalypse.

its the ability to understand these sorts of complexities that make turtles and tortoises so wise. Its ok humans, don’t fight it, just let the #turtpocalypse happen