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...
Yesterday was Chemo day for humom, so I made sure to be a good #ESA and get up early to give her silly side eyes, let her watch me climb my log, and of course to give her a big snuggle before she left. She always says it makes the day a million times better.
Today’s noms were pretty late but I went ahead and gave her a pass since she needed her rest. In the meantime, I made sure I spread all of yesterdays leftover around in fun patterns so she’d have something pretty to look at when she finally got up. I think she really appreciated that part the most.
Support torting is hard work but someones gotta do it. I guess it will be me.
It’s a tough and important job but we’re tough torts! We can handle it!
Looks like you’re pretty good at your job. Nice to meet you! Please tell your human, that my human, sends a spoonie high five 😀
Zoya is all dressed up for #MultipleSclerosis awareness week, thanks to @Jeffmusk ’s wig it up Wednesday!
Humom struggles with MS every day. This year, #MS awareness week started with some troubling test results for humom. Good thing Zoya’s got a tortie snuggle treatment plan in place (while the doctors try and do their own thing but we know tortie snuggles are the best treatment of all).
Zoya also hopes you spread the word about #MultipleSclerosis so we can find a cure and get humom (and some of our close tortie friends humoms) better!
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, typically progressive disease involving damage to the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, whose symptoms may include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred vision, and severe fatigue.
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the condition affects approximately 400,000 Americans and is, with the exception of trauma, the most frequent cause of neurological disability beginning in early to middle adulthood.