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...
Henry is a 16-year-old, New York tortoise, whose humom Amy wants to make sure he gets enough outdoor time during the work week (weather allowing). Offering 10 dollars an hour to take Henry to central park (he has his own stroller to get him there!), the only real requirements are a love of animals, the ability to lift henry and keep track of his ‘surprisingly speedy’ shell.
From the daily dot, to mashable, toBuzzFeed , the post has rocketed Henry into stardom and I’m guessing people are lining up to be his tortoise walker. Henry’s instagram has gained quite a few followers too! Don’t blame folks, he’s pretty handsome and loves hip hop.
I highly recommend reading all three of those stories and checking out his instagram, they are all incredibly entertaining and adorable.
Zoya was sure to point out (by peeing down my shirt earlier) that I walk her for free. yeah yeah..
I did start to wonder, though, where’s the social network for turt and tort owners looking for occasional/short term/ caretakers? doesn’t seem like a bad idea if you ask me.
Anyone in the Boston area have room for a baby “mud turtle” in need of a new home??
Note- he’s listed as a mud turtle but I had my doubts and I have some agreement. Possibly a slider of some sort (Though the feet have me unsure).
I avoid the pets section on craigslist like the plague (breaks my heart) but this little guy was listed in the free section. Really hoping he doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. I would adopt him immediately if I had the finances/space to give him the home he deserves.
PLEASE RESCUE THIS TORT! Anyone in the Anaheim/So Cal area that knows the proper care of tortoises please rescue this little guy and give him the proper diet and light and care he needs. So tragic the shape he is in. Don’t let him go to someone that will put him in a cage with no light and just pellets. (via Free Turtle!)