smallcomic:

no ET comic this week.  There’s one page left so we’re going to be posting smallie gif and fan art every couple days or so until that fateful day arrives.

Here is a nice little gif of Smallie going to the bathroom. But he is quite cleanly so it’s all right 😉 He cleaned up that mess like a proper tortoise. 

check out ET’s new separate Tumblr!  http://theeternaltortoise.tumblr.com/

We’re in the process of reblogging all the pages for you,

I love this so much there aren’t words. Make that poo Smallie! 

I am so inspired I’ve written my own zen proverb to accompany it!

The size of the tortoise is not discovered by measuring its shell, what lies within is most often what astounds all of the senses. (GIANT POO!)

jackredfield:

Mariposas en el Amazonas beben lágrimas de tortugas como fuente de sodio

Butterflies in the Amazon drink turtle’s teardrops, a source of sodium

Its true. Can happen in other locations as well. Another way turtles and torts serve their environments! #ShellsMatter 

Our #TBT isn’t throwing back too far, just to Halloween. Despite her frustration with trick or treating, Zoya did eventually get a treat. A big beautiful dandelion of a treat! Don’t let her tell you otherwise. She nomed it circled the pumpkin a few times, and then fell asleep pretty pleased with herself. 

Our #TBT isn’t throwing back too far, just to Halloween. Despite her frustration with trick or treating, Zoya did eventually get a treat. A big beautiful dandelion of a treat! Don’t let her tell you otherwise. She nomed it circled the pumpkin a few times, and then fell asleep pretty pleased with herself. 

Our #TBT isn’t throwing back too far, just to Halloween. Despite her frustration with trick or treating, Zoya did eventually get a treat. A big beautiful dandelion of a treat! Don’t let her tell you otherwise. She nomed it circled the pumpkin a few times, and then fell asleep pretty pleased with herself. 

Our #TBT isn’t throwing back too far, just to Halloween. Despite her frustration with trick or treating, Zoya did eventually get a treat. A big beautiful dandelion of a treat! Don’t let her tell you otherwise. She nomed it circled the pumpkin a few times, and then fell asleep pretty pleased with herself. 

Our #TBT isn’t throwing back too far, just to Halloween. Despite her frustration with trick or treating, Zoya did eventually get a treat. A big beautiful dandelion of a treat! Don’t let her tell you otherwise. She nomed it circled the pumpkin a few times, and then fell asleep pretty pleased with herself. 

Ironic tortoise should also provide an important reminder to owners to pay attention to the little things. 

While the instinct may be to snicker, when you see the headlines about the tortoise with a turtle inside, Lola’s story is also a cautionary tale for us tortoise parents. 

Grazing in the back yard involves noming on all sorts of things, like grass, plants, a rock or two … and includes anything intriguing that might be encountered in the process. The same goes for adventures around the house, things hidden in corners, anything in that area your tort hangs out in while you’re cleaning out the terrarium. 

In Lola’s case, a turtle pendant that lead to clever headlines, but also has her feeling really sick and her humans hoping it pass said turtle in leu of surgery. 

We owners have to pay attention to the little things, as in the ‘little things’ on the floor when your tortoise is wandering around, making sure no one has left any “little things” anywhere an adventurous shell might find themselves in the future (whether they are supposed to be there or not), and the ‘little things’ that change in our torties behavior  that might indicate that somethings wrong. Something to keep in mind when you read about Lola. Heres hoping you pass that turtle the traditional way!  

Ironic tortoise swallows turtle pendant, may need surgery, vet says

(Source Associated press via Newsdaily.com

MIAMI – The source of a sick tortoise’s discomfort became clear after a south Florida veterinarian took an X-ray: The animal had swallowed a turtle pendant.

Dr. Don Harris said the 15-pound male African spurred tortoise named Lola hadn’t pooped for a month and began acting sick over the weekend. Lola’s owner brought him to the Avian & Exotic Animal Medical Center in Miami, which Harris co-owns.

After an X-ray, Harris spotted the small, turtle-shaped object inside his patient.

Lola’s owner told Harris she didn’t recognize the pendant, but Harris said tortoises graze like cattle. They eat grass, plants and other vegetation, sometimes consuming rocks and other objects as well.

Harris is keeping Lola at his clinic, trying to get the pendant to pass. If that fails, surgery may follow.

Ironic tortoise should also provide an important reminder to owners to pay attention to the little things. 

While the instinct may be to snicker, when you see the headlines about the tortoise with a turtle inside, Lola’s story is also a cautionary tale for us tortoise parents. 

Grazing in the back yard involves noming on all sorts of things, like grass, plants, a rock or two … and includes anything intriguing that might be encountered in the process. The same goes for adventures around the house, things hidden in corners, anything in that area your tort hangs out in while you’re cleaning out the terrarium. 

In Lola’s case, a turtle pendant that lead to clever headlines, but also has her feeling really sick and her humans hoping it pass said turtle in leu of surgery. 

We owners have to pay attention to the little things, as in the ‘little things’ on the floor when your tortoise is wandering around, making sure no one has left any “little things” anywhere an adventurous shell might find themselves in the future (whether they are supposed to be there or not), and the ‘little things’ that change in our torties behavior  that might indicate that somethings wrong. Something to keep in mind when you read about Lola. Heres hoping you pass that turtle the traditional way!  

Ironic tortoise swallows turtle pendant, may need surgery, vet says

(Source Associated press via Newsdaily.com

MIAMI – The source of a sick tortoise’s discomfort became clear after a south Florida veterinarian took an X-ray: The animal had swallowed a turtle pendant.

Dr. Don Harris said the 15-pound male African spurred tortoise named Lola hadn’t pooped for a month and began acting sick over the weekend. Lola’s owner brought him to the Avian & Exotic Animal Medical Center in Miami, which Harris co-owns.

After an X-ray, Harris spotted the small, turtle-shaped object inside his patient.

Lola’s owner told Harris she didn’t recognize the pendant, but Harris said tortoises graze like cattle. They eat grass, plants and other vegetation, sometimes consuming rocks and other objects as well.

Harris is keeping Lola at his clinic, trying to get the pendant to pass. If that fails, surgery may follow.

HAPPY HATCHDAY TO OUR SHELL-TASTIC FRIEND mangomusings !

Zoya picked you the last red hibiscus flower (cause you like red best!) a little early… and she may have fallen asleep with it. But if It survived the snow just for you,  surely it’ll last through a short tortie nap …

We hope you get lots of awesome noms and extra treats you don’t have to share with your brother. Sharing is not required on your hatchway, It’s totally a rule!  

Hugs and noms! 

Zoya & Humom

pointlessinformation:

Happy halloween!!!

heeee they take turns looking shamed, pleading.. and tortie looks pretty pleased with himself after all:D LOL! 

pointlessinformation:

Happy halloween!!!

heeee they take turns looking shamed, pleading.. and tortie looks pretty pleased with himself after all:D LOL! 

pointlessinformation:

Happy halloween!!!

heeee they take turns looking shamed, pleading.. and tortie looks pretty pleased with himself after all:D LOL! 

pointlessinformation:

Happy halloween!!!

heeee they take turns looking shamed, pleading.. and tortie looks pretty pleased with himself after all:D LOL! 

pointlessinformation:

Happy halloween!!!

heeee they take turns looking shamed, pleading.. and tortie looks pretty pleased with himself after all:D LOL! 

jillietoyo:

Happy halloween everyone
Freddy and his bestie Libby got all dressed and ready for some some spooky fun.

Wowza! That’s an incredible costume/ Fort, Freddy! You can surviel all passers by and report to headquarters. Having a bestie that is also a guard tiger is fortuitous. The #turtpocalypse commends your ingenuity!! (and hopes you and Libby got ALLLL the candy 😀 )

jillietoyo:

Happy halloween everyone
Freddy and his bestie Libby got all dressed and ready for some some spooky fun.

Wowza! That’s an incredible costume/ Fort, Freddy! You can surviel all passers by and report to headquarters. Having a bestie that is also a guard tiger is fortuitous. The #turtpocalypse commends your ingenuity!! (and hopes you and Libby got ALLLL the candy 😀 )

jillietoyo:

Happy halloween everyone
Freddy and his bestie Libby got all dressed and ready for some some spooky fun.

Wowza! That’s an incredible costume/ Fort, Freddy! You can surviel all passers by and report to headquarters. Having a bestie that is also a guard tiger is fortuitous. The #turtpocalypse commends your ingenuity!! (and hopes you and Libby got ALLLL the candy 😀 )

jillietoyo:

Happy halloween everyone
Freddy and his bestie Libby got all dressed and ready for some some spooky fun.

Wowza! That’s an incredible costume/ Fort, Freddy! You can surviel all passers by and report to headquarters. Having a bestie that is also a guard tiger is fortuitous. The #turtpocalypse commends your ingenuity!! (and hopes you and Libby got ALLLL the candy 😀 )

jillietoyo:

Happy halloween everyone
Freddy and his bestie Libby got all dressed and ready for some some spooky fun.

Wowza! That’s an incredible costume/ Fort, Freddy! You can surviel all passers by and report to headquarters. Having a bestie that is also a guard tiger is fortuitous. The #turtpocalypse commends your ingenuity!! (and hopes you and Libby got ALLLL the candy 😀 )

jillietoyo:

Happy halloween everyone
Freddy and his bestie Libby got all dressed and ready for some some spooky fun.

Wowza! That’s an incredible costume/ Fort, Freddy! You can surviel all passers by and report to headquarters. Having a bestie that is also a guard tiger is fortuitous. The #turtpocalypse commends your ingenuity!! (and hopes you and Libby got ALLLL the candy 😀 )