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...
Today is a day for giving thanks: I am thankful for Mom and Grandmom who shower me with noms and cuddles and for all of you who send me so much love every day through the Interwebs! I sure am one lucky tortie!
Mom and Grandmom are busy cooking human food, but Mom let Tiny Tom Turkey and me get the feast started early with my favorite nom ever: Radicchio!
* Tumblr is STILL eating our individual photo captions, so while the code monkeys are still working on that, captions below:
It’s FEAST TIME!
Radicchio feast is the best feast!
No GRUMPs in sight!
Unlike Mom, I look adorable even mid-CHOMP!
MOOOOOOOM! I NEED MOAR!! (Tiny Tom knows to run when my GRUMPface appears!)
Happy Nomsthanksgiving, Kirby! We are our most adorable mid chomp! That’s why our humans should always be feeding us! So we’re always that adorable! Yep!
Three and a half years ago, @tort-time made me my very own monogrammed cape. My cape was a little big for me, so with all the growing I have been doing, Mom thought it was high time for me to try on my cape again.
Turns out Mom underestimated how much I’ve grown—big time: My cape is WAY too small for me now! In fact, even Lunchbox’s big cape is too small for me now!
Oh my goodness, we are teary eyed seeing these pictures! We remember trying to crochet the tiniest cape for you, Kirby! You were not much bigger than a Christmas light! We tried to guess measurements but couldn’t conceive of tiny Kirby! Now you are big and strong! Lunch box would be so proud to see you bursting out of his cape!! Grow Kirby, grow!
This year’s last Tortie Scouts badge is Archaeology! I love digging! My favorite thing to unearth is, of course, noms. But after that, I like meeting my ancient ancestors. I wish I could grow as big as Carbonemys cofrinii! I didn’t find Carbonemys, but I did find these two ancient tortles. (Anything older than me is ancient!) Rock turtle was very nice, but I couldn’t stop staring at the shiny gold tortoise!
Sphero is holding a #SpheroSpokesPet contest on Instagram, and Zoya had the excellent idea of advancing the Turtpocalypse by entering! Of course, we broke out my BB-8 Halloween costume to match the Sphero BB-8! Who thinks I would be the cutest, most perfect spokespet ever? ❤️ 🐢
The first photo is our official submission to the contest. Obviously, we also had to share with you all our other photos, including this awesome gif!
Fingers crossed I become the new Sphero SpokesPet!
(If you’re wondering about our special project with @tort-time and @wafflesworld that we were working on yesterday, we have discovered a way to make it even more awesome, so it actually won’t be done until later this week. Stay tuned!)
Friends! Let’s help kirby become the Sphero Spokespet! Do it for the #turtpocalypses!
check kirby out on instagram and like that post so sphero doesn’t miss it! (and like all the others too cause.. TOO CUTE)
Yesterday, I saw snow up close for the first time! I love snow! I could have run around on it all day, but Mom freaked out about it being too cold for me and made me turn back around. Moms are such party poopers! 🙄
This video is a bit long, but I promise I am cute through all of it! Plus, if you turn up the volume, you can not only see, but also hear my snow tracks! (And Mom’s deafeningly loud and clumsy steps, too.)
WHOA! Kirby! Isn’t it cold? there are no noms out there don’t go too far! …. but hey you make awesome tortie tracks!