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...
I’m not sure if you take submissions but I just thought you’d love to see this friend!
ZOMG!!!! We LOVE submissions and we love your handsome shell friend! What a glorious shell pattern! Is he trying to say something? lemme guess.. “NOMS!”
p.s. we love that tattoo too.
Please look at my son
My lifer snapping turtle I found herping in the woods! Babies still count lol
The cuteness is real.
My kingdom! One day I will stop upon every inch of you!
Higher, human chariot! I must have a clear view of my domain!
Mr grumpy face dislikes when I watch him poo
come on, human! a little privacy please! you get to shut the door … gaw!
Spike looking cute as ever
Like many shells, Spike’s human was overwhelmed by his cuteness and forgot to bring snacks during this photo shoot. Spike will work on that by yawning within view of the camera tomorrow. That always ends with a treat and a squee.
In the midst of burrowing, he ponders whether to choose this corner or another one…
but what if the other corner is actually more comfy? Decisions are hard! THE STRUGGLE IS REAL HUMANS!
We’ve received this wonderful submission and request from a tortoise loving humom who whats to surprise her special tortoise loving human on Valentine’s day! See below for her request and get posing!I’ll be reposting this again in a few days in case anyone misses it!
Hello tortoise and turtle lovers! I have a favor to ask from all of you who have torts and turtles as pets. Valentine’s day is coming up soon, and I want to make a special gift for my boyfriend, who adores turtles and tortoises as much as I do. I want to make him a photo album with photos of tortoises and turtles from all around the world, with our names next to them! So, If you want to help me, I would like you to write SALE + VALE (our nicknames) on a piece of paper, your location and names of your torts too, and take a photo of your tortoises and turtles next to it! I have added the photo of how it should look like. Thank you very much in advance! <3
This is my turtle, Audy. Audy has quite a sassy personality, and is filled with lots of strawberries (as a yummy treat)!
Sweet and sassy! What a gorgeous shell you are! You already know that don’t you. of course, you do! That’s how you get an extra strawberry from your human isn’t it it… Mmhmmm I know that trick! No I can’t resist it! Hold on I have to go to the store….